How you see the world around you affects how you live your life, how you treat others, and who you become.
He told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. Though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds come and perch in its branches.” Matthew 13: 31-32
People were always a bit shocked by the things Jesus would say and the way he said them. His perspective was higher, his wisdom greater, his love deeper.
How do you see the world around you? What has happened in your life to shape the perspective you now have. Perspective is the lens in which you view your world. We all have one and they are all varied. Maybe you were raised poor and have a difficult time relating to wealthy people or perhaps you grew up well off and can not relate to the needy. Have you experienced suffering? Are you sympathetic? Do you care about others at all? We all have our lens.
Jesus was always trying to broaden people’s perspectives. Open their eyes to understand the kingdom of heaven. Yet because we live on earth and experience our lives in the way that we do, we are often unable to look past the day to day and what we know.
I want to encourage you to look up today. Really look at your surroundings. Consider those around you. Ask God to open your eyes and give you the mind of Jesus Christ. I don’t know about you but I don’t want to live an ordinary life. I want to make an impact, leave a footprint, give others something to build on. I want to love others without prejudice regardless of my past. I want to conquer things others see as impossible. I want to have faith to walk on water. I want to live like Jesus.