Tell me again and again – Perspective. That is where I stumble and fumble.
The other day – a long, frustrating, tiring, emotionally draining day – I walked uptairs to retreat … somehere… I didn’t really even have a purpose for going upstairs,,, I put away some laundry, picked up a bathroom, switched out the towels to clean, and ended up standing in my bedroom..
Just standing there… lost, is a good way to describe how I probably looked.
I plopped myself down on my bed. Laying on my back, eyes closed, hand over my eyes… spent!
In typical fashion for me… I lay there mulling over all that was on my heart, and all that was makiing me exhausted.. rather than just.. resting.
Resting…. and letting it all just… be.
Nope, not me. Perspective is one of my greatest weaknesses.
Guess what… God knows that…, and He had to remind me again.
After a few moments of realizing that laying there thinking was not accomplishing any thing… I opened my eyes..
propped myself onto my elbows, and loooked down the bed at my feet….
WHAT DID I SEE?
A soggy, multi-colored Lucky Charm cereal stuck to the top of my foot. STUCK there..
I shook my foot to remove it…
I laughed out loud, and said.. Perspective!”
….. life could be so ironically funny.
How could I not laugh?
So, life is constantly reminding me to shake off the idea that I need to be “stuck” in the moments of trials, exhaustion, and frustration.
Shake it off- it is only temporary.
God has a bigger plan for you and I…looking through the lense of God’s Word will give us all of the persepective that we need to get through all of those overwhelming moments.
What is keeping you down?
Is it our job to “fix” it, or our job to Let go and Let God?