Having the Right Perspective

“Though the fig tree may not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines; though the labor of the olive may fail, and the fields yield no food; Though the flock may be cut off from the fold, and there be no herd in the stalls. Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation. The Lord God is my strength; He will make my feet like deer’s feet, and He will make me walk on my high hills.” Habakkuk 3:17 – 19 (NKJV)

As a believer, you need to cultivate the habit of looking beyond your current circumstances and dwelling more on what has been written in God’s word.

The fig tree, the vine, the labor of the olives and the fields yielding no fruits speak to the different economic centres that have existed even from the days of Habakkuk till today. The different places where profits and gains could be made and means of economic empowerment and livelihood came from.  The passage describes a period of economic recession.

What should be your response to recession? A man that must walk with God or make headway in life must master perspective and perspective is not about what you are seeing but an interpretation of what you want to see. What perspective do you have about what is going on? Your marriage may be experiencing a ‘recession’ but what is your perspective? Your response should be that of joy and confidence in God’s word.

Confession: I refuse to dwell on what is happening around me right now, but what has been written concerning me. All things are working for my good.   

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