Sunday, March 12, 2006

Maintaining Perspective...

Even if you are the most thoughtful person, you may, from time to time, lose perspective. It happens on those days when life seems out of balance, and the pressures seem overwhelming. What's needed is a fresh perspective, a restored sense of balance ...and God.

If a temporary loss of perspective has left you worried, exhausted, or both, it's time to readjust your thought patterns. Negative thoughts are habit forming, but, thankfully, so are positive ones. With practice, you can form the habit of focusing on God's priorities and your possibilities. When you do, you'll spend less time fretting about your challenges and more time praising God for His gifts.

So why don't you begin today, and every day hereafter, pray for a sense of balance and perspective. And remember, your thoughts are intensely powerful things, so handle them with care!

The proper perspective creates within us a spirit of reaching outside of ourselves with joy and enthusiasm. ~Luci Swindoll

When you and I hurt deeply, what we really need is not an explanation from God but a revelation of God. We need to see how great God is; we need to recover our lost perspective on life. Things get out of proportion when we are suffering, and it takes a vision of something bigger than ourselves to get life's dimensions adjusted again. ~Warren Wiersbe

5 comments:

Melanie Morales said...

I love this post! You are so right! I needed this post a couple of weeks ago! But God is so good and He does give us revelation!

Pam said...

What an inspiring post AC, thank you.

Saija said...

see, you're not losing your mind - look what was stored in there for you to share!

(hugs)

LJ said...

Oh how you do hit the nail on the head. Guilty, guilty, guilty ... but after a 3 days weekend away from my worries - I feel somewhat renewed, and with a little more clarity. :-) This was a most excellent post.

HeyJules said...

Yeah, sorry...I have no idea what you are talking about...never happens to me...nope...