It’s Time to Look Up and be Thankful


As I see it, I have a choice to make: I can look to the left or the right of me, and possibly get off course and lose my balance; I can look behind me at the past and lament the mistakes that I made in the past that I couldn’t change; I could look down in denial, and ignore the obstacles that are in my path; or I could look up to Jesus and trust in him to make my path clear. It is my decision to make, but no matter the choices I make, there will always be consequences.

Today, I choose to look up. The world is a confusing and angry place at times when I look to the left or right, so just for a while, I will choose to rise above the clamor of the hour. In Psalm 46:10, the Lord tells us to, “Be still and know that I am God.”

No matter how fretful we may become in our walk with God, one thing remains consistently true; God loves us. I imagine that God grows weary of our constant whining, or it could be that I project that attitude on God. Without a doubt; however, God is in control of every situation, and the future of this great nation. Have we underestimated his omniscient, omnipresent, omnipotence? There is nothing too hard for God. Why not give him the respect that is due his name?

He already knows the outcome of the game of life, and we win, so when you lose your way going through the next crisis, take the time to give him thanks. Spending time to be in his presence may not seem like such a big deal, but remember that even one person can have an impact on others around them.

It isn’t necessary to be the most dynamic orator to be used by God as his mouthpiece. All that is required is someone who is faithful and available to do the will of God. Some of the most influential people of our time, make a difference without drawing too much attention to their accomplishments.

We have a choice to make, today, and if we will continue to look up above the clouds of doubt and confusion, we will see clearly, maybe for the first time. I invite you to decide to rise above the clamor of the world and declare victory over your circumstances. In this week’s LattereignI-will-lift-up-mine-eyes-unto-the-hills , we are reminded that there’s more to life than just our day to day existence. We have hope, and a future, if we’ll learn to trust in him.

About gracemorganwriter

What is a writer? Someone who writes. For me, writing means to observe the world in a fresh way; it gives us encouragement when we are struggling to follow the path, and hope that we can keep pressing towards the mark. Writing gives us grace for the journey, and shines light into the darkened places of our soul.
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