7 Keys To Purpose I Week 3: Perception
Updated: Jun 17, 2021
Welcome to the 7 Keys to Purpose blog series. This post will cover week 3 out of a 6-week series. In case you missed it, last week we dived into how to use praise to unlock purpose. Below you will find the 7 Keys and summary of each week's topic. Week 3 is all about perception, so let's get started with this God-given key.
Key 3: Perception
You must believe in the vision God has given, you have dreams and desires for a reason. Trust that with faith you already have what you need to bring it into existence.
What are you perceiving? God can definitely give you dreams and visions to unlock purpose in your life. When God gives you a vision he will also give you clarity. You may not know how you will achieve the dream but if it's God-given he will speak to you. The question is can you perceive it?
I define perception as the wisdom to see beyond what it looks like with the natural eye, a sixth sense as some call it. Yes, we use all 5 senses; taste, touch, sight, smell, and sound to perceive with our natural eye. But as believers who dwell in the spirit and in his presence we have access to knowledge that will unlock purpose in our lives. With this spirit and truth we are given intuition, or I like to say insight from the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit will give you wisdom beyond the natural senses. The Word states in Isaiah 43:19 See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. It can be easy to look at what is going on in the world and be discouraged. The way the world perceives things and the way things are in God are not the same. Wisdom is being able to know the difference. Below I will share some areas to seek wisdom for a God-given perception.
Side Note: When God speaks make sure you have a journal to write it all down.
Areas to Ask for Wisdom in Perception (Tips)
1. Perception for Your Circumstances
Things are not always what they seem do not be deceived. Also in the valley there can be many blessings. Ask God for the wisdom to open your eyes to see, ears to hear what he is doing despite how it may feel. It may be hard to go through but it does not mean there is not a purpose. And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28 (NIV)
2. Perception about Other People
We need God's perception when it comes to the people in our lives, especially those we allow in our inner circle. Even when it comes to family members or friends it's important to go to God to dis