Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) Cognizance by the senses or intellect; apprehension by the bodily organs, or by the mind, of what is presented to them; discernment; apprehension; cognition.
2. (n.) The faculty of perceiving; the faculty, or peculiar part, of man’s constitution by which he has knowledge through the medium or instrumentality of the bodily organs; the act of apprehending material objects or qualities through the senses; — distinguished from conception.
3. (n.) The quality, state, or capability, of being affected by something external; sensation; sensibility.
4. (n.) An idea; a notion.
Our human perception is seen through our action or reactions to circumstances around us.
How you perceive things will determine how you react to certain situations. This is the Power of Perception. Each individual perceive things in their own unique way, but our perception determines our thoughts and in turn determines not only why, but how we will respond to what’s taking place in our lives .
Your individual perception is molded and shaped by how You see things in the world around you. Again I say, this power of perception is the driving force behind our emotions, actions and any future results that we might gain because the power of perception allows one individual to experience the joy and beauty of life and another to experience something completely different.
Keys to Changing our Perception : View each circumstance as an avenue for growth and look for the areas in which you can learn something new.
One great way to change our perception, which might not be reality anyway, is to be in the Word of God on a daily basis. That can change our human perception to a godly perspective. The Word of God has real, effectual power (Rom 1:16; 1st Cor 1:18) while our perceptions do not. Maybe that’s why “these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so” (Acts 17:11). Their perception was changed forever and so were their souls because they began to see the mind of God as revealed in Scripture and the more you’re exposed to the Word of God, the more the Word of God changes your perception…and always for the better.
One great way to change our perception, which might not be reality anyway, is to be in the Word of God on a daily basis.
For pride is spiritual cancer: it eats up the very possibility of love, or contentment, or even common sense.- C.S. Lewis