I often think about how much energy, time and moments I throw away by being concerned with things which don’t really matter. Like when I over identify with negative feelings… or I allow my bad, fat feelings to diminish me… or when I am sweating the small stuff… or when I make a mountain out of a mole hill. Yeah, those things tend to taint my perspective long enough to waste and squander precious time; not to mention, my self-worth.
Once I snap out of focusing on those things which don’t really matter, I feel a little silly because I know better. I know the enemy plants those little seeds and sometimes I choose to water them until they grow into oak trees.
There are other seedlings that I could choose to water… the ones that God plants. Like the seedling of being His child… the seedling that I am forgiven… the seedling that I am beautifully and wonderfully made… the seedling that He has plans to prosper me and give me hope and a future… the seedling that I am loved. What if those seedlings were watered into a forest of giant oak trees? I bet the enemy would have a difficult time finding ways to hurt me if I was protected by a forest of God’s promises.
I also wonder how silly and sad I will feel when I get to heaven… if I will even have the capacity to feel those feelings there. When I reach heaven I will see how much I wasted on those things which don’t really matter.
An eternal perspective brings everything into focus. With an eternal perspective I can see through the enemy’s forest of lies and choose to water God’s seedlings of truth.
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