PERSPECTIVE

– My kids are screaming and fighting and driving me bonkers!
-My house is unorganized and a mess!
-Our finances are ‘tight’
-My sink is filled with dishes to be washed
-My basement is covered with toys!
-Sometimes I just wish my hubby would help our around the house (Can I get an amen here?!)

PERSPECTIVE

– The Lord has chosen to bless me with 3 beautiful, strong, and active children!
-I am so blessed and thankful for our home and to live in gorgeous, mountain filled Colorado!
-Since my sink is full, I’m thinking the Lord has blessed us with good food to eat!
-Since my basement is filled with toys, I’m thinking the Lord has given us more than enough!
-All my needs are met, there isn’t anything I ‘have’ to have!
– I have a husband who loves me and our kids very much
– I have been blessed to be able to stay home with my kids- what an honor.
– So thankful for friends and family who love me
– Thankful for a God who passionately pursues me…daily.

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Is my glass half empty or half full? Do I get angry and fly off the handle every time something doesn’t go how I think it should go? I heard a saying this week that has really stuck with me. It was from a man who had discovered that he had Stage 3 colon cancer. He said life doesn’t have to be perfect to be wonderful! Wow. I am humbled.
Have any of you ever had those negative (poor me) conversations in your head? C’mon, you can admit it, I do. They sound something like this, “So and so’s husband always helps get the kids ready, so and so’s husband always cleans around the house, If I just had a maid like so and so, then my house would always be clean, why does my husband always have to travel and so and so’s husband never does, life is so easy for so and so- why can’t mine be like hers? And the negative conversations go on and on in our heads. Guess what we’re getting our eyes focused on? US!!!! Guess what changes when we focus on our Savior and our many blessings? OUR PERSPECTIVE! I can either wallow in self pity (and don’t get me wrong, we all go there from time to time- But let’s not stay there!) or I can start to praise Him for what He’s already done and for what He’s going to do! Amen! You see, my God has PROMISED to meet all of my needs according to His riches in glory (Phil 4:19)
Psalm 34:8 NKJV
Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good;
Blessed is the man who trusts in Him!

Ask the Lord to come and give you new Perspective today, to Praise Him for what he’s already given you, Peace to know the He desires to meet all of your needs, and finally, Patience to handle each new challenge the day may bring!
Lord, I’m not where I want to be, but I’m thankful I’m not where I use to be! Amen!

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