it amazes me how two people can look at the exact same thing, but see two totally different realities.
people can look at the same passage of scripture and one can see absolute, irrefutable evidence for calvinism…and the other will see proof of free will.
a church leader will look at an empty piece of property and will immediately envision a big, beautiful new building…a house of worship fit for a king…while another church leader will view the same piece of property and never give a second thought to erecting another structure for the kingdom.
people can watch what the president does and see self-righteous grandstanding or compassionate leadership…in the exact same event.
when one person sees a tattoo, they see creative expression and freedom…while another sees nothing but rebellion and body disfiguring.
i see a posted speed limit sign and see the maximum allowable safe speed. wanda sees a goal. like i said, go figure.
here’s what i’m really thinking: some people face difficulty and see problems. others face the same kind of difficulty and see possibilities. why is that? what’s the difference in those people? how can we learn to see possibilities? can people change this fundamental orientation?
today…may you see hope.