A thought I've been pondering lately... In order to have true faith in someone or something, you not only have to have a proper perspective of the thing, person, or being that you are placing your faith in, you ALSO have to have a proper perspective of yourself. This thought has been bouncing around in my head for the last week and a half and the more times it rebounds off the walls of my brain, the more I am embracing it and figuring out how to apply it in my life.
For example, if I believe in God and put my faith in Him, I have to have a proper perspective of who God is... if He is all knowing then I can have faith that He knows my circumstances and my thoughts, my past and my future; if He is all powerful then I can have faith that He can do anything without limitations, etc. How I perceive God will define how my faith in Him plays out. BUT, my perception of myself is also key. I will only place trust in God in the areas where I feel I fall short... if I perceive my own abilities to be pathetic and useless, then I'll sit around expecting God to work things out because I am good for nothing . If I perceive my own abilities to be greater than they are, I will refuse to trust God in certain areas because I believe I've already got those bases covered fine using my own intellect and might.
Hmmmm, I think I'll keep bouncing this one around awhile... I'm having one of those "tip of the iceberg" moments.
Carla Ritz. Proof positive that God uses cracked pots!