There’s something about the word “adventure” that has transformative powers. You could be lost in the woods at night and terrified at every unidentified noise, but, if you call it an adventure, suddenly it is the stuff memories are made of.
It’s amazing the difference a little perspective makes when evaluating situations. And the wonderful thing is that we have control over our perspectives. We cannot control many events of our lives, but we can control how we view things.
The Biblical Perspective
For example, James tells us to “count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing” (James 1:2-4). This is all about perspective. He isn’t really telling us to enjoy the suffering and trials we will be experiencing in life. Rather, he is telling us to see the bigger picture of what is happening.
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