2017-08-25 / Chaplain's News

Having a changed perspective

CHAPLAIN’S CORNER
BY CHAPLAIN (MAJ.) JAVON SEABORN
513th Military Intelligence Brigade

2 I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower, and will watch to see what he will say unto me, and what I shall answer when I am reproved.

2 And the LORD answered me, and said, write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.

3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.

The beginning of a new school session has started and summer is over.

Many Soldiers have been given assignments here at Fort Gordon during the summer months. However, it is now time to return to our daily routines and get back to work.

While work or school may not seem fun and at times may seem very boring, it is important that each is kept in perspective.

The satisfaction and joy we get from either of them is dependent on our perceptions or expectations.

In the Hebrew Scriptures, the book Habakkuk, the prophet Jeremiah asked God why do we continue to be in this situation for so long and why is the other nation being blessed while we are not? The nation of Israel was questioning God and the prophet.

Sometimes when we are in a situation for a long time, we start to question God. We start to wonder and we lose faith in our walk with God.

The book of Habakkuk gives us three important points to reflect on when we find ourselves in a complacent situation and we become discouraged.

First we must stand where God is. In other words, we must change our perspective and see it from God’s perspective.

Second we must hold or write God’s vision in our heart so that on those days when we are discouraged, we can rely on it.

Third we must trust God that the vision he has shown us will come to pass regardless of our situation.

Habakkuk gives us the patience to wait on God and trust him even if the situation doesn’t make sense or appears to be getting worse.

So today, as you are reading this article, I challenge you to look at your current situation with a different set of eyes.

Allow God to show you why you are here and why he has brought you to Fort Gordon.

When we have God’s perspective in a situation it changes our entire perspective. Be blessed.

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