I used to sing. I could sit at the keyboard for hours and lose myself in music. When I sang, I connected with heaven somehow. I used to sing all the time…. but now….
Somewhere along the road, I got hurt. My perspective changed and I began to lose sight of why I loved to sing. The filter I saw music through became distorted. Over the past years, there were times when I would sing again, but it became less and less.
My piano is dusty and sits staring at me, waiting for me to come back.
The more I looked around me at circumstances and people, the less I looked at the reason why I sang. I allowed my rejection and bitterness to change my vision- I saw things differently. Not just differently, but distorted. Even though I allowed God to heal this part of me, I am still not singing much.
Recently, I have been struggling with anxiety. Events from this week have left a weight on my chest that won’t go away. I know that I am seeing the situation through distorted perspective. I am allowing circumstances and people to change my truth. Why?
You may be dealing with this in a different way. The pain of knowing you have made mistakes in your past or the trauma left behind when a loved one is caught in addiction can distort our perspective. You may be seeing through a faulty lens. This can cause problems to look bigger than they are, or it can make us overreact to situations we normally would coast through.
Why do we look through a mirror that only shows us what we don’t want to see? I am honestly not sure.
The important thing is that we can change. I know why I love to sing- It connects me with my God. The more I sing, the stronger I will be. You and I can see the truth about a situation or a person and remember why it is important. Remember who you are, what is important in your life- go back to reality instead of the exaggerated distortion we create. What step can you take to begin?
2 Corinthians 10:5 We can demolish every deceptive fantasy that opposes God and break through every arrogant attitude that is raised up in defiance of the true knowledge of God. (TPT)
It is our choice to fix our perspective. My distorted perspective pulls me away from God. It speaks lies and prevents me from doing what I was made to do. It opposes God.
We capture, like prisoners of war, every thought and insist that it bow in obedience to the Anointed One.
What step do you need to take to bring your perspective into alignment with truth? How do you need to make it bow in obedience? I know what I need to do… I have to sing!