It’s all a Matter of Perspective
Sometimes the events in our lives, good or bad can seem to be so very consuming. We can either be extremely happy or extremely sad. These events appear to be so permanent to us, but all these things will pass. What lasts then?
What’s most important? I believe that we can take these events in our lives, enjoy them or learn from them. We can have moments of pure joy and moments of grief…but, in the scheme of all things – these are moments. Some face long-term illnesses and some face great successes. Then there’s others whose life is a mixture of the two.
Life for all is different. But, with us all there’s one constant and one constant truth. God. God’s presence is always with us and God’s love never ends.
“Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?” Matthew 6:25 – 27
We do need to focus and do our best in our daily responsibilities, but they should not be our complete focus. We do need to make sure we pay attention to those around us. Not for our own gain, but for how we can be a blessing to them.
“But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” Matthew 6:33
The foundation for all we do – should be for the kingdom of God – for His glory and for the benefit of others. Life can be so daily as I often like to refer to it – but we can’t get so caught up in the dailies that we miss the whole purpose for our living and for our being.
What’s Ahead for Us
But as it is written: “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.” I Corinthians 2:9
What’s ahead for us is so amazing! It’s so amazing that God has told us we can’t even comprehend the whole of it. There’s a joyous future awaiting us and most importantly – the presence of God and of Christ.
“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-8
It’s all a matter of perspective. It’s a matter of what we focus on. If our focus is and remains on the daily tasks and trials we face we miss the big picture. If we keep these things in perspective and trust knowing that all things do really work together for good…we can all take comfort and joy in knowing that ‘this is not it’. We can experience joy that we can live in throughout our lives and a joy we can share. It really is all a matter of perspective.