Magic Eye and the Perspective Exchange

Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see. -Hebrews 11:1

Anyone remember Magic Eye books? You’re supposed to look at the picture below and see an image within the image. Don’t ask me what the image is in this picture, cause I have no idea! I always hated people that could see the image. They could see  in seconds what I could stare at for hours and see nothing! They could see something beautiful, when all I saw was a picture that reminds me of tripping on acid!

I was sitting at a high school lunch yesterday and I brought myself back to the perspective of a high school student. I was sitting with seniors who only have a month left in their high school career. A lot of them have the same perspective I had in high school: life’s about having fun, experience everything you can, I don’t have to work hard, we’ll be friends with the friends we have now forever, etc.

I started thinking of all the advice I would give to students in high school: Enjoy it! Cherish your friendships and recognize that you won’t always be friends with these people, work hard in school, make wise decisions, don’t worry about petty things that you’ll laugh about in a year. . .  I could go on and on. It’s easy to say now in retrospect. Why? My perspective changed. I can see where they’re at and where they’re going.

But I remember people telling me similar things in high school and I just blew them off. They didn’t know what they were talking about! They weren’t in high school! It was a perspective issue. Looking back, I wish I would have listened to them. They could see things I couldn’t see, no matter how hard I would try.

I think that’s how it is when you’re walking with God. Sometimes we look at our lives and it looks like the magic eye picture. We can’t see anything, but God sees something wonderful. We can’t see where the path is taking us, but God can. We see our biggest problems, God sees our biggest opportunity.

When we can’t make sense of what’s going on in our lives, we need to exchange our perspective for God’s perspective.

I think if God shared His perspective right now He’d say: Don’t waste your time worry about that, this may seem tough now, but wait until you see how I’m going to use this situation to bless you. I’ll come through on that, I’ll be there with you for that, you’ll come out of this, you can do that, don’t let what that person said effect you… I could go on and on.

Let’s all Exchange our perspective for Gods perspective!


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