How Is My Standpoint Affecting My Perspective?

Peggy asked a very cool question about the relationship between perspective and standpoint. “Perspective – the way we look and understand the things around us. Like standpoint, but somehow more active maybe?”

In art, Standpoint is “the position from which someone is able to view a scene or an object.”  If I’m going to be really honest with myself, where I’m standing – the way I spend my time, the things that take the attention of my ears and eyes, the thoughts I give way to, the attitudes that I allow to break free and splatter will all affect my perspective.

Do I like the effect?  If the answer is “yes” – wonderful.  If the answer is “no”, then maybe I need to change my standpoint.  God’s given me freedom to choose where I stand – that is his gift to each of us.  How am I using it?

There is a children’s hymn I learned as a child – that has been reworked by “Casting Crowns”, called “Slow Fade” from the album “Altar and the Door”.

“Be careful little eyes what you see
It’s the second glance that ties your hands
As darkness pulls the strings
Be careful little feet where you go
For it’s the little feet behind you that are sure to follow

It’s a slow fade when you give yourself away
It’s a slow fade when black and white are turned to gray
And thoughts invade, choices are made, a price will be paid
When you give yourself away
People never crumble in a day
It’s a slow fade, it’s a slow fade

Be careful little ears what you hear
When flattering leads to compromise, the end is always near
Be careful little lips what you say
For empty words and promises lead broken hearts astray

It’s a slow fade when you give yourself away….

The journey from your mind to your hands
Is shorter than you’re thinking
Be careful if you think you stand
You just might be sinking

It’s a slow fade when you give yourself away…

People never crumble in a day
Daddies never crumble in a day
Families never crumble in a day

Oh, be careful little eyes what you see
Oh, be careful little eyes what you see
For the Father up above is looking down in love
Oh, be careful little eyes what you see”

Songwriters: JOHN MARK HALL
© Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
For non-commercial use only.
Data From: LyricFind

 

 

Late last year a Beth Moore Bible Study, ‘Entrusted’ challenged me with the question, “Do you have the guts to ask God to change you in an area that has been you all your life, but you know needs to be changed?”  I was so convicted and challenged by Beth’s question.  Fear was beginning to take more of me than was comfortable, and I longed for freedom.  So I took up the challenge wholeheartedly.

God is answering those prayers in ways I couldn’t have imagined.  He can do the same for you.

How is my standpoint affecting my perspective?

Proverbs 14:12 “There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death.” (NIV version)

“Lord, change me from the inside out.  I don’t want to stand here (name the place) anymore.”  Thank you.  In Jesus’ name, amen.

Looking forward to tomorrow, and our continued time together.

With much love,

Robin ❤

2 thoughts on “How Is My Standpoint Affecting My Perspective?

    1. Hello my friend! I love Casting Crowns, and that song is so powerful. Really hit my heart yesterday. What about the song most struck you? I love the hope that the “rewind” gave, saying “just don’t go there!”

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