reframing life

By December 2, 2009Church

A good part of the Bible is about helping us reframe the way we look at life.  One of the best biblical terms for this is transformation — the idea that God changes us from the inside out.

  • Matthew 5:11 …  Jesus reframes persecution.  We are “blessed” when other persecute us on account of our faith.
  • James 1:2 … James reframes trials.  We are to consider it “pure joy” when we face trials that test our faith.
  • 1 Corinthians 15:54 … Paul reframes death.  Death is not the final answer — it has been swallowed up in victory.

Is it possible that God allows us to face discouragement because we have the opportunity to emerge from it a stronger leader?  Absolutely!

For leaders, the question isn’t will I face times of discouragement?  The question is: what kind of leader will I be when I face discouragement?