Can't see beyond the pile of laundry cluttering the pathway through your laundry room?
Wading through the piles of junk mail to find that one parent letter from your son's teacher--the one that says you owe a payment on a field trip----today?
Can't remember the last time you had your car serviced, your oil changed?
Hoping your husband or the little people in your life will help rake the piling leaves that will over-run you this Fall?
Has your To-Do list overtaken you, chewed you up, and spit you out this week? Attacking you with more on your list, faster than you can check them off?
Ever wonder if anyone else ever changes the toilet paper roll but you? Or put the toothpaste lid back on? Or do you wish you had someone in your life to clean up after? Little fingerprints. A dirty coffee mug. An empty jar of Jif peanut butter littering that counter you just cleaned. Wishing your nest was full, or that you had a nest at all?
Sometimes we could all use just a huge dose of perspective.
Well, I can anyway.
A few months ago, we made reservations with friends at a campground an hour away from home. We penciled it in. But of course, when the time arrives, we can think of a thousand other things we could be doing instead. By Friday night when my husband and I got home from work, we had two hours until dark--and hadn't packed a thing. We kept our doubts to ourselves and set about the rush to prepare, but in my head I was seriously wondering--was worth it?
As we pulled out the drive and down the road--it was finally the moment I'd waited for--driving away into the sunset.
And then I looked back and felt it--perspective....
No matter where we are in life, no matter who we are, if we are citizens of God's kingdom we can rejoice in being a part of a much larger story than or own piddly To-Do list. We can rejoice that we are not alone.
So when you need perspective, sometimes it takes:
--pressing onward when you doubt it's worth it.
--a shot of humor, or several shots of hilarity
--spending a little time with others
Oh, and S'mores always help! The little get away was SO worth it!
But mostly, don't forget (Philippians 3:20-4:1):
"Our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, 21 who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body. Therefore, my brothers and sisters, you whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm in the Lord in this way, dear friends!"