Thursday, February 4, 2010

Change of Perspective

God's timing is incomprehensibly amazing!

Monday morning, I got this "ah-ha", which is to say some information was given to me, rather than me coming up with it on my own. I was very quietly preparing for my day when the thought passed through. I was suddenly still for a moment, and then, as if nothing had happened, I continued my morning routine.

What was different, however, was the phrase that continued to run through my head - over and over again.

"Perhaps the goal is not to get THERE, but to overcome what is HERE."

It repeated again and again as I tried to connect it to something, some experience HERE that needed to be overcome. There were several that fit well - the quest for the "perfect" body, or financial independence, to name a few.

I considered the slight change of perception, and how hugely it could impact my life. No longer is my focus the long term goal, but the process - the day to day - in getting there.

I thought a little more and considered this question: "Is God glorified by me being in my "skinny jeans? " No. But He IS glorified in the process of me getting there. In overcoming the day to day, moment by moment choices and habits that keep me out of them, I must turn to, focus on and rely on God.

Lord knows if I could have done it myself, I would have.... long ago....

God's timing piece....

Monday evening, in my mailbox, was placed a book - "The Noticer" - about a man whose gift is helping shift perspectives.

More on THAT tomorrow. (It's a good one!)

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