Friday, May 18, 2012

Five Minutes: Perspective

Each week Gypsy Mama chooses a word to write about for five minutes. No editing, stream of consciousness. Today's word is: Perspective.

Ready.  Set.  Write.

I've always been a "glass half full" kinda girl...and even more than that..."half full with all the nutrients for your day!"  Some might look at my life and not see that all things are rosy (pun intended) and that though I may be blessed, I don't have many of the things I long and pray for.  But, it's all in perspective.

God has been showing me a lot this week...let me rephrase...A LOT.  I've been on a spiritual plateau for a few months and having a tough time shaking it.  Work has been consuming...I've had some minor health issues that aren't bad, just niggly (I love that word!)...and going through the motions but not truly communicating - two-way - with God.  I've always been told to just keep being obedient and even if it feels routine, God will continue to work even if you don't see it or sense it in the moment.

Sure enough that is true.  I see so many things from the sparkling green eyes God gave me, not always stepping out on the other side and seeing things from a different perspective.  When I'm not all self-consumed, God begins to reveal to me things to help me understand the path I'm on and teaching me lessons I can't see in my selfishness.  There is a reason I don't see things from His Perspective.  I am not God.  I'm so thankful I'm not and He is the captain of my life.


Alecia said...

I've been on the same plateau, friend. And like you I've discovered that if I keep going to God, even when I don't feel like it, or like I'm talking to the clouds, eventually I will see how He's been working the entire time and my feelings catch up with my actions.God Bless!!

Beloved said...

Love, love your perspective. I'm also a "half full" girl (I actually describe my perspective as "never empty"). I'm cruising by from FMF and am so glad I read your post. I stayed on my own spiritual plateau for quite a while, so I can related. I then struggled through considerable challenges (again, just niggly...I'm also a fan of that word) until I got quiet. My rhema word was "peace" and it has informed everything I've done since quietly listening (SO HARD FOR ME) to hear it. I encourage you to standfast, your release is coming, and it will be beautiful.
Peace and good to you as you grow.

Jennifer said...

I'm one of those "half full" girls too, but that glass occasionally gets knocked over and it lays there empty. However, if I change my perspective I realize the glass is now ready to be filled again. I can even change what I'm drinking if I want. :) Great post!!