THE VOICE OF HOPE

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God’s Purpose Trumps Perspective

on June 23, 2014

After two years, my daughter’s beloved basketball coach took a coaching position with another team. Needless to say, there were immediate concerns about the incoming coach. Unfortunately, the team did not have the opportunity to meet the coach before the first tournament they were scheduled to play.

When we showed up to the gym, my daughter began to voice some concerns about having a new coach and asked me how she is supposed to respond to the awkwardness of the situation.

I was just as surprised as she was when I said I can understand your perspective but do not confuse your perspective with your purpose. I reminded her that her responsibilities did not change. She needed to do what she always does for every game regardless of who is coaching. She seemed to be calmed by my response. Throughout the tournament she focused on what she needed to do.

I must admit I was taken aback by the profoundness of speech God had given me at that moment. I reflected more on what the words actually meant. I realized that sometimes our perspective overshadows the purpose. We dwell so much on what we see, expect, or even fear that we miss the purpose.

God’s purpose trumps our human perspective. We may not know or understand the purpose at the time we are going through a situation. The way situations appear, are not always how they really are. Our human perspective is distorted by emotions, logic, and past experiences.

Faith allows use to focus on the purpose. Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see. (Hebrews 11:1 NLT). Our faith gives us power to accept the changes and fulfill our purpose. Our challenge is to focus on the purpose and not the perspective. Faith through God gives us a perspective that is purposeful. It allows us to be used for God’s good purpose.

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