Happy New Year! It’s been a while since we have been here, as far as blogs go, we’ve missed you and are so glad to be back. Our goal is to always encourage, inspire, and uplift the reader with the words spoken here. In a world that is full of chaos and disorder, this felt like the right time to post again.
I think we can all agree that last year was a life reset button. We were forced to spend time with and get to know ourselves whether we wanted to or not. We also got to see and know the world we live in more clearly than ever. Many things were brought to the surface and, let’s face it, they were pretty ugly.
So, I want to speak about perspective in this post because I understand that many of our perspectives were probably ruined over the past year. Maybe you view the world through a narrower or pessimistic lens at this point. Or maybe you have no interest in changing your perspective on the world because you feel like it’s a lost cause. Maybe you feel no matter what the only one who can fix it is God. (Which is true for the record.) However, there are things we can do to contribute to fixing it as well.
If we all believed that our lives had no impact on the world around us we would live in some kind of weird utopia. The world is full of successful people and people with platforms who believed and continue to believe they can make an impact, and so they have. Why should you be any different? You don’t need a label next to your name to be somebody. You are already somebody and you do impact the people and environment around you whether you know it or not.
With that being said, now that we acknowledge we are impactful people, I want to encourage you to shift your perspective. Not only about the world around you but about yourself as well.
Choose to shift your mindset to positive in all areas. If our perspective remains hopeful, pure, true, good, and faith driven we can change the entire world with just that alone. Do not underestimate the power of a good attitude. It changes the atmosphere, makes everyone’s day better (including your own), and spreads hope to those needing it. Shift your perspective. Choose to focus on the good. Do not waste your days getting swallowed up in the chaos of the world. Be the difference and walk forward into an unknown future with hope and joy, confident in Who holds it.-Olivia
Philippians 4:6-9 NLT
“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. Keep putting into practice all you learned and received from me—everything you heard from me and saw me doing. Then the God of peace will be with you.”