We don’t experience our reality we experience our perspective.” When Steven Furtick a preacher I listen to on line spoke these words I had to stop and replay it.
Over and over I listened to these words. I have been talking about trying to choose joy these last few months a lot. For some reason Furtick’s words struck a cord with me.
Weekends are especially hard for me. I guess because Jeff and I spent every minute of the weekend together. It was very unusual for us to be apart. As I sat here at home one night last weekend I could feel the emotions start to bubble up. Please hear me when I say I have enough friends to keep me busy every minute of the weekends but the longing is for my man. Also, when I am busy loving and caring for others I don’t struggle with the emotions. Its when I sit alone and begin to think about my reality. Oh, and I could easily go down the wrong road very quickly. So I have to take literally every thought captive at that moment and go to Gods word and know what is true! At that moment!! Perspective!!
Today as I am writing this I turned to the verse Exodus 3:7-8 The Lord said, “I have indeed seen the misery of my people in Egypt. I have heard them crying out because of their slave drivers, and I am concerned about their suffering. So I have come down to rescue them from the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up out of that land into a good spacious land a land flowing with milk and honey.”
So here was my lesson for today. You see my reality of living the rest of my life without Jeff could be what takes me down. I could become a bitter, angry, resentful woman and close myself off to the rest of the world. Instead I am choosing another perspective to experience. I am going to serve an Almighty God who is concerned about my suffering. His promise is to always rescue me and HE is going to bring me up out of this broken world into a good spacious land that is flowing with milk and honey in HIS time.
Lord, I don’t know why you took Jeff and left me here, but I do know one thing, I will keep my perspective on YOU and YOUR WORD all the days of my life. I wont do this perfectly but I know YOU will show me the way.
Lord I pray today that each of us would be able to take every thought captive and live our lives worthy of the ONE that has called us to live here on earth. I pray Father that you would help each of us wake up every morning and in spite of our circumstance be willing to lay down our lives for your plans Father. Help us keep our eyes fixed on you no matter what. In Jesus Name I pray ! Amen