It isn’t our perceived comfort or the accumulation of material possessions that determines our well-being or satisfaction, it’s our lens.
In any situation, we can choose the lens with which we view the world, particularly our own circumstances. We can choose to have a lens of scarcity or a lens of abundance. Before we ever open our eyes to a new day, we choose what we want to see—and that is exactly what we find. This happens intentionally on the front end or reactively on the back end with knee-jerk responses to thoughts, emotions and moods.
As part of my morning devotional time, I write a list of intentions in my journal. I deliberately choose my lens to focus on what I want to see, how I want to feel and how I want to show up for myself and others.
When we start our day with the intention to follow our Shepherd, we choose a lens of abundance, gratitude and love. We choose to accept the care and protection offered to us as his sheep.
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