Lent Day 41

"Trust the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding" Proverbs 3:5

Is it possible to be both floundering and fulfilled at the same time? 

This is the question I wrestle with personally. My conclusion is that it all depends on whose eyes we are looking through. When my mom, my biggest cheerleader looks at my life, she sees things I do not.  She sees a successful writer and photographer who has it all together. 

What about when we look through the eyes of a child? Do we see the wonder of a leaf and the delight in chasing it? The fun of being outside partaking in God's playground for us? Unfortunately, our answer on most days is "No" because... (fill in the blank).

What about when we look through our ‘fleshly’ eyes? When we lean on our own understanding.

When I look through my "fleshly" eyes. I see:

  • An unfinished book
  • No prospects of anyone being interested in publishing said unfinished book
  • A love for photography but minimal sales
  • Unanswered questions

Does any of this sound familiar to you?

However, when I look through God's eyes the view becomes:

  • He is making my unfinished work in progress His work not mine
  • God has protected me from publishing errors
  • He is in control of all aspects of my life…  even the unanswered questions

When answering the question, “Is my life floundering or fulfilled?” it depends on whose eyes I am looking through. Maybe I need to become more diligent in seeing my world through God's eyes and less through my ‘fleshly’ eyes. Whose eyes are you seeing through today?

Dear Lord, thank You for loving me. I pray that each of us will look at our lives through Your eyes and not our own. In Jesus’ name, Amen

Written by Dawn Whitmore
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