A photographer sees life at different angles and distances: a bugs-eye view, a birds-eye view, close-up, faraway, panoramic, etc.

The different views help the photographer to present life as he/she sees it: realistically, idealistically, as a collage, as a mirage, or anything in between. Art reflects the view of the artist and artists present their art through their own eyes.

Have you ever played a game in which the objects were so close up it was extremely difficult to determine what the object was? When we’re so close to it, it doesn’t look like what it really is.

Likewise, in life, when we’re so close to our difficulties, our hardships, our relationships, etc., we may not be seeing the big picture.

We have a limited view. We may only see the flaws. The bumps. A small piece of the whole….

Which is why it’s important to get down on our knees, and ask God for HIS perspective. That offers the truest view. He is in focus, He sees the big picture AND the details. And, HE LOVES US, wants what is best for us.

I don’t know about you, but I need that perspective regularly. Daily. Minute-ly? (new word?)

Perspective? Found on the knees. Or better yet– flat on the face!


Linking with Five Minute Friday at– come and write for five minutes flat– no editing, just writing for the joy of the written word. Today’s word is “Perspective”.

5 thoughts on “Perspective

  1. Yes, minute-ly! Great new word! :) As someone who once struggled with severe body image issues, I know just what you are talking about. So, so true! I clicked over from Gypsy Mama. :)

  2. It is difficult to explain something you have never experienced. Once you have experienced the fullness of the Holy Spirit, they you know what you know. Others who view you will think you are strange, but once God is experienced there is no other option but to continue to be filled.

  3. Minute-ly for sure:) As a girl who has a hard time seeing the forest from the trees, I appreciate your thoughts here!

  4. Your photo here is beautiful! Thank you for the reminder to keep looking up for the right sense of perspective about my life.

  5. Oh yes – we often have to ask for His guidance to help us gain perspective. But we only hear it if we are still (emotionally/physically/spiritually) and listening.

Thank you friend, I love to hear from you...

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