Sometimes we get our perspectives bent out of shape because we’re focused on the wrong thing and we need an adjustment in our view to help pull us out of the muck. God will use various means to bring this about. The focus needs to be on God.
I got this change in perspective tonight. I’ve been so worried about my friend, and, to be sure, for good reason. And I’ve wanted so much for them to get better that I felt like it was my fight to fight. I think I’ve been doing pretty well with it, actually.
Tonight there was a split second moment (my friend knows which moment) where I was able to just release it all to God… all of it… every aspect of it… God knows all of the details and how it will all work out and there is no need for me to spend precious time worrying about it. Pray, yes, worry over.
The other perspective adjustment I had was regarding judgement. I’ve typically tried not to judge the actions of other people, because I know how many mistakes I’ve made in my life. However, I think because of the judgment I received from my friends’ family members, I am particularly sensitive to it right now; humbled to never want to judge what someone has done, but only wanting to support them as they grow.
It all belongs to the Lord. I’ve done my praying… and believe me, I’ve spent countless hours in prayer and truly love my prayer time. But tonight, I was able to truly let it go and give it to God.
Thankful, Lord, for the change in perspective you brought tonight.
I cannot force anyone to come to the cross… I cannot force anyone to take care of themselves, I cannot force anyone to change. I can only lay it before the Lord and ask His will be done.
I was asked tonight if I cried. I hadn’t. To be honest, I rarely cry. I think my tears were all dried up in my teen years when I felt sorry for myself for losing my dad to cancer. Life is tough. Sometimes ya just have to put your big girl pants on and deal with it.
I’m thankful for God, who continues to give me new perspectives.
Be blessed today, my friends and try a new perspective.