Thursday, May 23, 2013

WhatEVER


Whatever...

Funny how perspective changes EVERYTHING....

Whenever I am focused on God and looking for all the good things, good ways HE is blessing me, life could not be better.  I see opportunities to share His love and speak His truth and feel like a vessel that is full and overflowing....

Whenever I am focused on ME and all things happening wrong in MY WORLD and how I wish things were different...what if I had...what if I hadn't...why didn't this...what about that.... Oh how stressed I become!

Life is full of bumps and curves...sometimes I take the road less traveled...Often I see so much when I do....and then there are days....when all I can do is cry, cry, cry... What makes things different?  Am I transported from one world to another?

Yes, in fact I am...whenever I focus on Jesus and all HE has done, is doing, and will continue to do for me, I am transported to the presence of Jesus...and the scenery around me is different.  This world doesn't seem so bad for a temporary lay over....because you see...one day soon, I am going home!

And some days I just can't wait to get there!

Awed by HIS mercy and grace,
Arla

6 comments:

Dawn W said...

Thanks for sharing! The words could have found from my own hand. It's so comforting to know others battle the same things I do.
Praying Jesus transports us today!

On a Journey said...

Thanks for sharing this, I agree that sometimes our focus is off and we need to centre it on God alone and as you said the scenery is different. We do cause our own stress a lot of the time. Blessing to you as you continue in this study.

Michelle Brown said...

I too feel like that. It is just like Peter in the boat. He does not even recognize the vicious storm around him when his eyes are on Jesus but the second he takes his eyes off Jesus he begins to freak out and sink into the water. The good part to that story is this....Jesus holds out his hand to Peter to give him a way out...again. Praise God! Thanks for sharing with us today!

Melissa Sherlin said...

Beautiful post. It makes me think of that song temporary home! May God bless your days here on this earth and continue to guide you until you see him face to face!

Melissa S OBS Group Leader

Sondra said...

Thank you, gratefil for insights.

mommymessage said...

So true! Thanks for sharing.