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How to See and Pray from God’s Perspective

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Do you feel discouraged or even let down by God? Many times, we can’t see the full picture of what God is doing in our lives because we aren’t able to see things from His perspective yet.

After this I looked, and there before me was a door standing open in heaven. And the voice I had first heard speaking to me like a trumpet said, “Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after this.” Revelation 4:1 NIV

Think about how much more clearly you are able to see your surroundings when you’re standing on top of a mountain instead of standing in a valley. God wants us to come up higher to where He is, so we can fully see and understand the wonderful plans He has for us!

Look up, not down

Sometimes we focus our eyes downward at what’s wrong with our situations and circumstances. We forget that God is waiting for us to look up to where He is!

I lift up my eyes to the mountains—where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. Psalm 121:1–2 NIV

God wants to answer your cries for help! Many people are still living the storyline of their past or trying to deal with their present struggles because they are in pain. God sees you and your painful situations, and He will not leave you alone. God is for you! And if God is for you, who can be against you (Romans 8:31)?

Don’t give up hope

This is not a time to give up hope. You may feel like you’ve experienced loss after loss and simply don’t want to continue hoping, only to be disappointed again. But just when you feel like you’re breaking down—God brings a breakthrough!

You can choose to live each day with gratitude and joy. Focus your hope on the future instead of your current situations and circumstances. That may seem easier said than done, but—in your joy—God will release new strength!

Things can turn around for you in a moment! But focusing on your pain will keep you so distracted that you can accidentally miss the blessings God is trying to release to you!

Prayer strategy

You can use this prayer strategy to help you gain insight:

God, I ask You to …

  • reveal which promises are for now and which are for later (timing).
  • show me what the enemy does not want me to see (discernment).
  • allow me to be seen as You see me, not as the enemy wants me to be seen (favor).
  • repay and release what was stolen and held back by the enemy (justice).
  • show me practical ways to respond to You (wisdom).

Keep your focus on what is ahead and forget the things that lie behind. God gives us new grace and mercy every morning—and every new hour, minute and second.

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Doug Addison

Doug Addison is the founder and president of InLight Connection. Doug is a prophetic speaker, author and coach. He is best known for his Daily Prophetic Words and Spirit Connection webcast, podcast and blog. He and his wife Linda live in Los Angeles, California where they are impacting the arts and entertainment and media industries.

22 thoughts on “How to See and Pray from God’s Perspective

  1. Diana Lipps says:

    Thanks so much, Doug. Appreciate those excellent prayer points. God’s richest blessings be upon you, your family and your team today.

  2. Ronna Mora says:

    This was Blessed by the Holy Spirit right on time. God is an on time God too. I will sign up for this workshop. I will write these down to remember them thanks Doug BBLESSED AMEN

  3. Resa says:

    Thank you do much Doug, just what I need at this hour of my life. I will keep pressing on, my breakthrough is at hand. Shalom and blessings.

    • Nikki, InLight Connection Team says:

      Hey Resa. That is wonderful that the timing of Doug’s word was spot on for you. I am agreeing with you for a breakthrough in your life. God bless you!

    • Nikki, InLight Connection Team says:

      It is Doug’s joy to be able to encourage wonderful people like yourself. God bless you Patricia!

  4. Joana Lovivatu Delana says:

    Highly encouraging and extremely motivating. I believe it’s assisting me to walk out Heb.11:1. I love it. I am also learning how to live in my new identity in Christ and more importantly to remain in it, not allowing my circumstances to dictate who I am. Thank you so much for your so simple guides and instructions. HALLELUJAH!!! GOD BLESS YOU!!!☺☺☺☺

  5. Rita says:

    I truly needed this cause it seems like total chaos is taking place in the lives of a lot of my family members and my life as well.

    • Nikki, InLight Connection Team says:

      I am so sorry you are going through a difficult time right now Rita. Praying for peace and harmony in your family. God bless you!

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