Thursday, August 8, 2013
Take a second look.
We get busy don't we? I know its a buzz word that I use with people often. Its almost like an excuse of this day and age. How are you someone asks me, 'Busy' is the reply. Busy isn't a feeling or an occasion, its like a band-aid to cover a multitude of things.
We get bogged down by the woes of this world and worry ourselves about things we cannot change or half of what doesn't exist. In my long but short journey with God I have learnt to look back or take that second look because yes He is there and yes He sees all your going through. I don't worry like I used to. I see you God, I see your hand has been with me and when I see things in the light of eternity your peace transcends all understanding (Phil 4:7).
We serve a loving God who has the best plan for our lives and this doesn't always match the plans we had for ourselves or the methods we would have chosen. You know what? His way is still the best way. Gods way isn't necessarily a walk in the park. Sometimes you have to broken to be repaired to His requirements. Doing the right thing is hard sometimes, sometimes you don't feel like doing that. I know I don't! Happiness is an inside job and there was no guarantee you were going to get it all here on this earth.
Take a second look, look for the beauty in those small things, the big things, the normal things, even in the things that look ugly. I was in my backyard looking at the sky and I saw a little bird twittering in the tree. Not much really but enough to make me take a second look. Carefree bird, not worrying about the economic downturn, housing issues, money, relationships etc. Just going about his business above the madness and living in this beautiful glow of the heavens. Be more like the bird who soars high and knows he is provided for. Aren't we worth more then sparrows (Luke 12:6-7) to God yet He knows each one and they are looked after.
Look for this little bits of beauty and joy you can find in the everyday, change your perspective and know that you are loved and cared for by mighty God who sees it all and knows where your at. Your a gem!