Carmen, Perspective for me means being in the realm of inate and learned, based on our context and values. Perspective is how I choose to see God, love Him, thank Him,and praise Him , without ceasing.
a powerful positive perspective – the ability to see the good in any circumstance.
Finding the good in every circumstance, looking for good instead of searching for the bad.
There are people who, no matter the circumstances, no matter what’s going on around them, see the world through a positive lens. We call them many things – dreamers, optimists, romantics, idealists, star-gazers. But no matter what we call them, most of us like being around them. They bring hope. They bring energy. They bring a sense of possibility that helps ignite our own sense of belief. We may give positive-perspective-holders a hard time, but when push comes to shove, we want them on our team.
Because we know what the people with powerful negative perspectives bring. Those people have never met an opportunity that they liked. They see all the cracks, the blemishes, the reasons why something can’t be done. People with a powerful negative perspective may tell you that they actually understand the weight of the situation, but oftentimes they ARE the weight in the situation!
In our current culture, negativity has somehow become synonymous with clear thinking and wisdom. Meanwhile, people with a positive outlook are considered naïve or willfully ignorant. And so folks that want to get ahead embrace the darkly cynical outlook that others have adopted, and then wonder why everyone has problems but so few people have ideas!
My friend, I assure you, you don’t want to have a powerful perspective that’s negative. You don’t want to be the person who dwells on what’s gone wrong, what is wrong, and what’s likely to go wrong. You don’t need those kind of thoughts in your head on a regular basis, and I’ll tell you why:
Because life provides enough challenges as it is. You don’t need to add to them.
Instead, you need to focus your energy and thinking on becoming a person with a powerful positive perspective. Look for the good. Believe the good. Find others who believe as you do and partner with them to make a difference. Because this much is true: the only people who get things done are the people who believe something can be done.
You said “My husband and I are considering accepting the role of health ministries leaders at our church. Admiral Ncube pulls together trends that we can use to attempt to create a ministry for a new era”
I hope that you accept this position and that both you and your husband will be able to create a dynamic and creative health ministries that meets persons at the point of their needs. If you go into this task with a positive perspective you will be following the advice that Apostle Paul gave to some of the leaders he trained in the city of Philippi:
“Summing it all up, friends, I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious—the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse. Put into practice what you learned from me, what you heard and saw and realized. Do that, and God, who makes everything work together, will work you into his most excellent harmonies.” (Phil. 4:8-9, MSG)
May God grant you the blessings you need.