It’s so easy in life to lose perspective. To lose perspective on ourselves, or to lose perspective on others. To think too much of ourselves, or too little of ourselves. To think too much of others, or too little of others. In our lives, we really do need perspective. We need to see things for what they are in reality.
Listen to how Paul puts it in Romans 12:3-5:
For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.
Paul tells us this morning, keep that perspective. Don’t think to highly of ourselves; but think about things with grace and perspective. Now hear me, this doesn’t mean that we are to have a low opinion of ourselves or think that we don’t matter.
Please understand, that’s not what Paul is saying at all. What he is saying is this. It’s not that you don’t matter. It’s that they matter too. It’s not that you are unimportant, it’s that they are are just as important as you are.
This is the proper perspective to have, we all matter. You are sacred and of great worth. You matter. You are vital. You are important. You is kind, you is smart, you is important.
And so are they. For we are all part of one body. We all matter. We all are important. We all count.
Perspective is not thinking less of yourself. It’s thinking as much of them, as you do yourself.
Today, live with perspective. Don’t think as much about yourself, as you do about them. And I promise you, in that, you’ll find more life that you ever think possible.
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