Some people see life as a circus, a minefield, a roller coaster, a puzzle, a symphony, a journey and a dance. Others have said life is a carousel; sometimes you are up, sometimes you are down and sometimes you just go round and round or ‘life is a game of cards; you have to play the hand you are dealt.’
Your perspective on life determines your destiny and influences how you invest your time, spend your money,use your talents and value your relationships.
How you picture life i.e.the image that comes to mind when you think of life is known as your life metaphor (it is the view of life that you hold consciously or unconsciously, in your mind. It is your description of how life works and what you expect from it.
People express their life metaphor through clothes, Jewelry,cars, hairstyles, bumper stickers tattoos. Your unspoken life metaphor influence your life more than you realize.It determines your values, your beliefs, your expectations, your goals, your relationships and your priorities.
What is your view of life? Are you basing your life on a faulty metaphor? ‘Do not conform yourself to the standards of this world but let God transform you inwardly by a complete change of your mind. Then you will be able to know the will of God- Romans 12:2.
The Bible offers us three metaphors that teach us God’s perspective on Life: Life is a test, life is a trust and life is a temporary assignment. This are the foundation of purpose-driven living.