Mark Knap is one of my closest friends and personal prayer partner. His gift of intercession is amazing – he strives to “tithe his day in prayer”. I am sure that he will be in charge of large territories in heaven someday. He prays for me ten times more than I ever pray for myself.
Mark recently told me about interviewing for his first job out of college. We both graduated in the early 80’s when the economy was (believe it or not) worse than it is now. He described a moment during the interview when he began to have a panic attack. His anxiety and fear over being able to provide financially took control of his mind and led to a physical response that he experienced in the middle of the interview.
But, he got the job. How?
Because the panic attack was not actually observable to anyone else. As he was melting down inside during his conversation with a future employer, he realized he was the only one who knew what was going on inside his head. Therefore, he managed to survive the interview by reminding himself that reality did not match what he was feeling.
Our most important asset is an “unbiased view of reality”…the ability to discern what is real and what is perceived. We are capable of deceiving ourselves into believing that our perspective is the same thing as reality. But that is a lie.
Can you tell the difference?
Thanks for listening