Saturday, August 28, 2010

Come Up Here

One of the most needed and often neglected tools in the leader’s tool belt is viewing life & circumstances from Heaven’s perspective.  As a Christian leader, we called overseers. This is an interesting word that we don’t use very often any longer.  It comes from a compound Greek word “episkopos” which literally means “one who over watches or over sees”. 

vimy-aerial-view-500000-sw As a leader we are called to help define reality for the family, group, or organization we lead.  Guess what? This can not be defined by taking the temperature or looking around our circumstances.  CNN or any contemporary poll can not define reality for us. Reality, true reality is only found by seeing what God sees.  Relevant living and leadership must be grounded in scripture and revelation. Gasp!! Did I use such a spooky word? Through prayer and meditation the events of our life and world must be viewed through the grid of His perspective.

As John the revelator struggled with his circumstances, Jesus said to him, “Come up here and I’ll show you”(Revelation 4:1). Likewise, Asaph struggled with his circumstances until he gained the vantage point of heaven (Psalm 73).  Are you confused and don’t know what to do next?  Go up and gain heaven’s perspective.  Things might not change but your perspective will and that will make all the difference in your attitude, life and leadership.

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