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Dangerous Perception

I treasure my twenty minutes or so over coffee that I enjoy in the dark of the morning. It calms my heart and charts my course for the day.  In light of that, maybe it’s a lousy time to pay the bills.

There is a financial apex in the month for most families where you pay most of the bills, have a few left, and fire off that email to your spouse that says “Batten down the hatches, Matey”, it’s going to be bumpy.  And then it’s really tight until it gets better.  Sometimes it feels like that tight season can last 28 days.

If you saw my tweet this morning, here’s what I was thinking: Even in the midst of need, God has come through for us again and again, even in times when I could perceive no way it was going to work. In these times, my mind is doing it’s best to perceive a trajectory based on quantifiable numbers, yet my heart rises to embrace a reality based on verifiable history.

  • Perception says there isn’t enough.
  • Reality says God has been faithful.
  • Perception finds a fissure and forces fear in.
  • Reality emboldens the spirit and forces fear to flee.

We’ve been here before.  We’ll be here again.  God has yet to fail us.  I choose to grab ahold of what He’s done again and again and let go of every disaster screenplay my carnal mind can write.

Reality trumps perception.  Embrace it before you melt down entirely.

One more thing…Six days until The Spirit of Adoption launches on 730 WNTN The Truth in Washington, DC.   Please join us in praying that God would be glorified in this unique opportunity.


One Response

  1. Interesting the way you frame it as a battle between reality vs perception.
    I have always thought of the battle as between reality vs faith. Like Abraham in Romans 4. He faced the reality that his body was as good as dead and so was Sarah’s womb. It wasn’t a matter of perception. The reality was that they were way past child-bearing years. But God had promised, so reality had to give way to the man who stood on God’s promise. I think this is what Jesus was getting at when he said that you can move mountains if you believe [God’s promises].

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