Keeping it All in Perspective

by shara.anderson on May 21, 2010

So, today I overslept and ran out the door, to the gym, behind schedule. I was actually on par to make it just in the “nick of time”. Of course, it was the day that 2 deer jumped out in front of me making me more tentative, and then I had to stop for a red light which rarely happens at 5:30AM. I was slightly irritated as I saw in the distance police lights. As I got closer, I noticed that my exit was actually blocked off with cones…grrr…road construction. Then I saw not one, but several police cars, and as I passed my exit there was a minivan that had rolled and none of the windows that I could see were left. It was bad, and suddenly I felt quite guilty for being irritated that MY exit was closed and that the world wasn’t revolving around me.

The world seems uneasy with all that is going on in the Middle East, and locally the Polaris Plant which is a source of many jobs in our smaller community, is closing, leaving many friends and neighbors without jobs. My dad is once again having radiation for recurring Multiple Myeloma cancer, and on and on.

It is at times like these that I am reminded that this is not my home, and for that I am thankful. It is so easy to get caught up in the day to day and be striving to get to the next “thing”. So many times I forget to focus on the eternal instead of on the temporal. My complaining reflects where my focus is. God has it all in control, and His timing is PERFECT. Who am I to complain? I am merely His creation…He is THE Creator.

So today, I will remember to rest in Him. He knows what I need. He is the same yesterday, today and forever.

“Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and He will give you everything you need.” Matthew 6:33

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