With all the strife in the world, this saying came to mind on a variety of situations that seemed to apply. Look outside yourself and in the mirror when a difference of opinion conflicts with your being. Keep pondering!
Recently, the enemy has me focused on the amount being taken when Tithing vs. amount remaining. Why do we focus so much and develop attitudes to complain, look at the glass 1/2 empty†vs. being like the grateful Leper mentioned in Luke 17:11-19. I even know better! God I give this struggle to you and use it for a lesson to me and hopefully others!
When you look at something in the moment, it seems ordinary.† When you reflect back you realize it was extraordinary.
“my wife posted a picture on Facebook of my three boys when they were 9, 6, 1 holding one of our pet Chinchilla. My kids are grown now and looking back at the picture, it was just an ordinary moment captured in a picture, I realized now it’s an extraordinary moment and appreciate it. I totally give thanks to the good Lord for all things, when special moments like this, I appreciate them as I get older. that is the inspiration for this saying. Next time a normal, every day moment is captured or you realize it, stop to smell the roses and take it in.”
“In an ideal world, we strive for consistency. In the real world, chaos masks itself as consistency”
forgiveness is easy to say yet to let go 100% is hard. Why do we as humans hang onto some ‘items’. I know we need to forgive, I know the benefits for the individual who forgives, yet for some reason there is a little bit of ‘un-forgiveness’ that lingers internally!!
“Division isn’t a bad thing as long as both sides have the same goal”.
We should care as much “how” as “what” or “when” we do something.† Perception is reality to some, we should strive to do our best in “how”, “what” and “when” we do something.