Perspective is a gift. I love to say that. But I lose it often and forget to unpack it. When the days troubles are overwhelming me, when the Lord’s call seems easy yet unclear, when I’m selfish and forget that none of this is about me..
I like to surround myself with perspective to remind me to often see life through the Lord’s lense. Every now again I get lazy. And lazy is the devil’s playground.
Anxiety and stress over life’s issues and where God is leading us to has consumed me lately. My heart races, my hands shake and my brain flutters. I try and tell myself that I can’t add a single thing to my life by worrying. Still worrying sometimes seems easier than waiting and trusting. I’ve allowed myself to believe some of the lies of the enemy and just like that, the things I cannot control have swallowed me.
Be anxious for nothing. God gave you everything you need to live the life he has called you to. Trust that he is good and will deliver what is needed when the time is right. Patience, rest, surrender, joy.
It is not always eay to take a step back. I’ve been trying. What I often do is try to make sense of my life and the journey we are on but that seems like so much work right now! So here I am like a child playing truth or dare with my eyes closed and hands out, heart racing and all, and the Lord sets something so big in my hands and says dare. I dare you to trust me with fostercare. I dare you to allow me to make my glory seen through a mundane but intricate task.
I am reminded that God will bring what is true in front of us. I am reminded that he works through the becoming of who I am. I don’t have enough patience, love, kind words, or empathy…what I do have is a broken past and the ability to relate and he’s working through that!