Colossians 3:1-2 (MSG) [ He Is Your Life ] So if you’re serious about living this new resurrection life with Christ, act like it. Pursue the things over which Christ presides. Don’t shuffle along, eyes to the ground, absorbed with the things right in front of you. Look up, and be alert to what is going on around Christ—that’s where the action is. See things from his perspective.
Sometimes, amid the demands of daily life, we lose perspective. Life seems out of balance, and the pressures of everyday living seem overwhelming. What’s needed is a fresh perspective, a restored sense of balance, and of course we need God.
If a temporary or permanent loss of perspective has left you worried, exhausted, or both, it’s time to readjust your thought patterns. Negative thoughts are habit-forming; 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 will soon discover that you will spend less time worrying about your challenges and more time praising God for His gifts extended to you and your family.
When you call upon the Lord and prayerfully seeking God’s will, the Lord will give you wisdom and perspective. When you make God’s priorities your priorities, God will direct your steps and calm your fears. Pray for a sense of balance and perspective today and every day hereafter, and remember: your thoughts are intensely powerful things, so handle them with care.
Prayer- Dear Lord, when the pace of our lives become frantic, slow us down and give us Divine perspective. Give us the wisdom to realize that the problems of today are only temporary but that Your love is always. When we become discouraged, keep us strong and sure, so that we might do Your will here on earth and then live with You forever in heaven. In Jesus name, Amen.
For His Glory,
Pastor James Baker, Jr.