One of the most powerful secrets hidden in the mines of humanity is that we have the ability to choose our perspective.

We tend to think perspective is the inevitable response to our circumstances. That we have no choice but to react, no option but to see things the way we see them.

The truth is we have been buried in an avalanche of assumptions, biases, and presuppositions. It is not our circumstances that bury us. It is the patterned responses we have learned to accept as definitive that keep us shackled and mired.

The world is too diverse to be one thing or the other. Our circumstances are too varied and complex to lead clearly to one response. We do our best to make sense of the world and adopt a perspective that explains what is going on.

Not all perspectives are right. We all serve something. And some masters are better than others. Some perspectives, the ones aimed at the proper Master, are more true than the rest.

Healthy living is rooted in true perspective. And that is a choice (or, rather, a series of choices). Our circumstances are invitations. Our choices are the life we live in response to those promptings.


“But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourself this day whom you will serve…”
Joshua 24:15