The closeness of an object magnifies it’s significance. Or completely blurs the big picture.
I’ve been in the midst of circumstances lately in which I needed to take a bigger gaze than just upon the circumstance itself. I’ve called this gazing on God. When I put things in the lens of God, things come into some perspective.
I can’t say I’ve always achieved that sense. I’ve started to use a phrase – “Even if” that helps me view my circumstances.
In that phrase is tucked the sovereignty of God. When I begin with the idea that God is in control, all of a sudden other things become less menacing.
With the resignation of our Associate Pastor, I was placed in just such a circumstance. Our plans were turned completely around, and I was left without a plan. That is unusual for me, and perhaps a bit frightening???
In a feeble way I have tried to fix my eyes on Jesus. Over the past few weeks, various meetings have proved to be opposite to what I had expected (which was along the lines of worst case scenario). As well, I have tried not to become defensive but rather to receive wisdom and instruction as needed. Again, not always done well but I’m finding a measure of peace.
May God grant us all peace today!