Repentance: The Key to Fresh Perspective

“If my people which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I  hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14

A little more from this text:

God promises to provide forgiveness, healing, and deliverance to those who have recognized that there is a better way and repent. Simply defined, repentance is an inward change of mind that produces an outward change of action.  Most of the time, people are not repenting but merely apologizing. Repentance goes far beyond the customary, “I’m sorry,” it causes genuine, lasting change.  Repentance gives you a new view, a new vision, a new way of doing things.

God is calling you to repentance. You’re probably thinking what do I need to repent of?  Well, repentance is not limited to those things that we consider to be bad or wrong. It deals with sin and sin is missing the mark or the standard that God has established.  Sometimes we miss the mark by thinking less of ourselves, our abilities, and our dreams, than God does. It is important to remember that God speaks well of you. He has vision of what He can accomplish through you.  He needs you to trust Him and not worry about challenging circumstances. Do you trust Him? If God has placed thoughts, ideas, plans, and dreams in your heart but for a multitude of reasons you have not accomplished them, consider gaining inspiration through repentance. Don’t downplay the idea or even doubt that it is possible, just embrace God’s vision. Remember that with God nothing is impossible.  Today, I hear the Lord urging you to embrace His perspective in every area of your life.  Agree with Him and be inspired! 

Blessings to you,

MC