“Who Has Your Attention?”
Our children are the masters of getting attention. They wave and give incandescent smiles to perfect strangers. At home they dance, cry, or repeatedly call for mommy or daddy. However when we give them our attention, they are instantly appreciative. Have you noticed God’s signals for attention? Are there other voices or distractions keeping you from hearing what God is trying to say to you?
Unlike my children, God has a subtle approach. Instead of getting louder, He whispers. He has a still, small, and consistent voice. He desires for us to hear Him above the noise of others. Listen for God’s quiet voice. When we pay attention to what God is saying, we receive perfect instruction and precise direction for our life.
Genesis 27:8 Now therefore, my son, obey my voice according to what I command you.
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“Do You Desire What Isn’t Yours?”
The smallest amount of television programming can lead us astray. Soap operas to music videos give a false sense of prosperity. We are almost forced to compare ourselves to the rich and famous. It’s difficult not to covet the possessions and lifestyles of the upper echelon. Do you desire to be something that you aren’t? Do you seek a certain lifestyle based on what someone else has?
Be happy for what God has for you. Don’t be envious of someone or their possessions. I have learned that as an outsider, I don’t know what it took for that person to achieve what they have. God is no respecter of persons. If he can bless the person next to you, He can bless you as well. The grass isn’t always greener on the other side. Sometimes when you get an up-close view, you realize there are weeds in their garden too.
Deuteronomy 5:21 Neither shalt thou desire thy neighbor’s wife, neither shalt thou covet thy neighbor’s house, his field, or his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thou neighbor’s.
“How Do You See Your Life?”
My wife and I watched a movie which gave a panoramic view of a single event. The development of the storyline and plot was depended on the position of each character’s vantage point. We were unable to understand the happenings of a major scene until every point of view was revealed. Are you trying to understand events in your life from only one point of view? Are you able to see the full picture?
Naturally, we have limited vision. We are able to see one direction at a time. However, God is able to see the full picture. He also has the best vantage point. He sees everything and how it forms the complex matrix of our experiences. All events are relevant and have a purpose. Try looking at your life from multiple view points. Step back, within and around to discover blessings that are embedded in life’s occurrences. Ask God to open your eyes to see what He sees. When you gain His vision, you inherit the ability to see the full picture.
Job 28:23-24 God understands the way [to Wisdom] and He knows the place of it [Wisdom is with God alone]. For He looks to the ends of the earth and sees everything under the heavens.
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