Life is only as good or bad as we perceive it. We are not defined by the circumstances by which we live but by how we choose to see ourselves through all the joy and chaos we go through on a daily basis. We are capable to do much more than we think we can, if only we view things in the bigger scope of reality which has been formed by Christ in us.
I wrote that not long ago on Facebook and I believe it whole heartedly. Want to change how you feel but cant change the circumstances that make you feel the way you feel? Change your perception. What I mean by that is train your mind to accept what’s going on and find peace through God. When I think of changing perception in us I am reminded of Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight”. The part of this passage that states “lean not on your own understanding” is very important to how we perceive our lives and also how we percieve others around us. In my opinion my generation has failed at this. We are created as beings who are supposed to be in relationship with one another yet we form an opinion and judge others because we think they fit a certain criteria. The problem with this is we don’t know the circumstances by which that person is living. We don’t know their story. So in my opinion we can not think much about something or someone we do not know. That’s like someone walking off the streets onto a car dealership and trying to sell someone a car without reading up on the cars specifications. It just doesn’t work. PLEASE, if you’re going to form an opinion about someone get to know them enough to have an accurate opinion. As your relationship grows with that person so should your perception of them, but not until then.