“The Power of Perception”
Perception – the process, act, or faculty of perceiving; any insight, intuition, or knowledge gained; an impression in the mind of something perceive by the senses.
Have you ever heard somebody say, “I can sense that something is wrong?” This is called perception.
There are good perceptions and bad perceptions or misperceptions.
Why is this word so important? Because, I have watched misperception destroy churches, marriages, families, etc.
Don’t you know that you can start out having the right perception of a thing, but later end up having the wrong perception of that same thing?
This happens when the wrong information is given to you. The devil loves to create a lot of misperceptions, because he knows the power of perception.
He works to create the wrong impression on the mind. The mind is the place of your thoughts. So, he attacks your thought life to create a false perception in you.
That is why II Corinthians 10:5 says, “Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.”
How do we protect ourselves from misperception?
- The word of God. Cast down anything that is not in line with the word of God.
- Never draw a conclusion on your perception alone. Talk to the individual about it to ensure that no misperception can get in.
- Pray for the Lord to show you the truth, and trust what He reveals unto you.
The Power of Perception.