Perception, it is based on the understanding I choose to accept pertaining to any issue or circumstance, be it positive or negative. Everything in life that anyone deals with takes on the identity in which the individual chooses. Philippians 4:8 reads,
Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy--meditate on these things.
One's thoughts is vital to every situation. The fact is the process of bringing life or death to anything starts in the mind. Victory and defeat are just a thought away. When God gives you a thought, how quick are you to accept or reject it? Your perception plays a major role. If you do not see the how in what God has said, be assured that He will not give you an idea, dream, nor vision that cannot come to pass. Because He placed the thought, let Him work out the details. Your mind cannot stretch the way God's can, so do you think using your limited mind will help you? It won't, but when you think with the mind of Christ you open yourself up to a limitless mind.
Let the wells of your mind become filled with the thoughts in which God places and then allow your mind to perceive all of God's ways of thinking and watch dreams and visions come to pass. Ask the Father to let your perception go with and not against the vision He has for you. And when the vision does not fit your understanding, know that Holy Spirit will find his way to your thoughts as you give him permission to do so. When he does your perception is now what God wants you to perceive.