Saturday, January 8, 2011

Day 419 of Giving Thanks – Guest Writer, Sue King

Knock! Knock! Who’s there?
The world is pounding at my door today. How can I be a better wife… a better mother? How should I best use my time… my money… my resources? What should my to-do list for this day contain? Should I read this book or that? Do I write this letter or that assignment? And, what about that phone call… Is there enough money in the account for that?  Phone call after call.  Question after question! Demand after demand.

Confusion reigns... and with it, tension rises. Doubt says “Hi there! Thought we had a dinner date for today!”

I can allow these thoughts and fears to monopolise my being or I can call a halt to them… call in the troops to immobilize them.

How can I do that? I no longer live in the flesh but in the Spirit. My God has given me the tools I need to conquer fear and doubt. I have to refocus and look up.  Block out the interference and remind myself to fly a little higher.

“The world is unprincipled. It's dog-eat-dog out there! The world doesn't fight fair. But we don't live or fight our battles that way—never have and never will. The tools of our trade aren't for marketing or manipulation, but they are for demolishing that entire massively corrupt culture. We use our powerful God-tools for smashing warped philosophies, tearing down barriers erected against the truth of God, fitting every loose thought and emotion and impulse into the structure of life shaped by Christ. Our tools are ready at hand for clearing the ground of every obstruction and building lives of obedience into maturity.”~2 Corinthians 10:3-6

The physical reality of my day- to- day circumstances are not who I am and how I function.  You see I am in this world- I live and walk in it. But I am not of this world. My being is in Him and He in me.  I am a visitor passing through this world and with this knowledge; I can see things in a different way. My ‘home’ is not here. My treasures are not here. The time I will spend here is so brief in comparison to my eternal destination.

With that knowledge comes reassurance that the cares of this world have little importance. I can fly a little higher and look down. When I am close everything looks so big and important, but when I fly higher and look down- that insurmountable problem is like a tiny speck on the horizon.

“But my eyes are toward You, O God the Lord; in You do I trust and take refuge.” ~Psalm 141:8

So today, I’m going to thank God that the knocking on my door is just a distraction – that if I climb a little higher and look from the peak I will gain true perspective. It is not ‘what’ that I need to focus on but who’.

Shawn Delia Boreta

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