Series: Getting Through What You Are Going Through
Title: Part 2
Date: August 20-21, 2016
Speaker: Phil Vaughan
Perspective is so key! We do not want to admit that we do not see the world as it is, but as we are. We always need more perspective.
Life is not so much about what happens to us, as it is about how we respond and what we choose to do next.
How you respond and what you choose to do next will probably be based on what you think just happened.
“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances…” Viktor Frankl
You can choose your perspective! Your perspective will either help you are hurt you. Don’t double your problem.
And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. Romans 8:28 (NLT)
He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. Matthew 5:45b (NIV)
We ask - Why?
If God loves us and can cause good to come from all things, then maybe we could ask a better question:
· What can I learn from this?
· What do I fear the most?
· Do I trust God with everything?
God will not be all you want until he is all you have.
And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Revelation 21:5 (ESV)
· How would you define ‘perspective’?
· What are the things that can impact our perspective for the good or the bad?
· Phil mentioned that our perspective will either help or hurt us, so don’t double the problem. Have you ever doubled you problem by the perspective you had? What was that like?
· Read Romans 8:28
· How would you state Romans 8:28 in your own words?
· Do you have any challenges with applying Romans 8:28 to your perspective?
· When in a challenging situation, what would it be like to start asking questions like…
o What can I learn from this?
o What do I fear the most?
o Do I trust God with everything?
· Are there any situations where you struggle to trust God or struggle with fear?
· What would help you in these situations?
· What is the one thing you need to take away from this study?
· What will help you remember it?
· Is there anything that needs to change in your thinking, actions, or relationships as a result?