Hello and Happy Monday! Hope you all had a great weekend. It got into the 80’s here in Texas [so strange for December 1st!], but I won’t complain. We didn’t really do all that much…went grocery shopping, walked around Central Market [coolest store ever] looking at all the interesting foods, walked around South Lake [the lights there are super awesome right now—plus, it reminds me a lot of Holland, MI which is always a good thing!], and just relaxed at home. Overall a pretty good weekend. We even took Samson for his first car ride last night—he was so good! I’m glad he was good because tomorrow I have to take him to his first vet appointment…hope that goes okay!
This morning as I was reading in 2 Corinthians, I came across a very relevant passage I’d like to share with you guys…
“Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”
2 Corinthians 4:16-18
Have you ever felt so worn out by a certain situation that you feel like throwing in the towel and giving up? Sometimes life can be so hard, especially when we are pursuing our destiny in Christ. Living the Christian life is not without its hardships and trials—but those trials are put in our path for a reason; to grow and shape us into the people God intended us to be. If life were always easy, would we really appreciate the sacrifice Christ made for us on the cross? I think not.
Often when we feel our situations are too difficult for us to handle, it is because we are looking at them from the wrong perspective. We are seeing them through our own eyes, instead of through the eyes of Christ living in us. Instead of giving up so easily, we need to reassess the situation by changing our perspective. Because, when we look at our problems through God’s eyes [focusing on things unseen] we realize that nothing is impossible for him, and that he will help us through any circumstance we find ourselves in.
Instead of focusing on the problems in your life, focus on God—what seems impossible to you is completely possible through him. This is something I have really been struggling with lately, and I need to do a better job of focusing on God instead of the problems in my life. I know that when I shift my focus, things will begin to change as I allow God to work his peace, love and joy into my life.
Well, I hope you all are having a great day so far! God Bless:)