Perspective (cognitive), one’s “point of view”, the choice of a context for opinions, beliefs and experiences.
Where do we get our perspective? Isn’t it from the things we read, observe and hear? People can get a perspective from the news, our parents, neighbors and events that happen to us. These things are framed by context. The conditions and circumstances that are relevant to an event, fact, etc.
So then what is the most important perspective to have? Isn’t it God’s? If we are filling our minds with entertainment. Or we are continually focused on politics then our perspective is that of man’s. If we are focused on Scripture and our prayers are towards God and His will for our lives, then our outlook becomes more like His.
In Matthew 5 and 6 Jesus gives us instructions on how to live our life. Near the end He says “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” (Matthew 6:33)
So He actually commands us to seek the kingdom of God first. It’s simple and makes sense doesn’t it? If we seek His kingdom then we aren’t worried about ours, thus we are taking up our cross daily and following Him.