Perspective

A young couple moves into a new neighborhood. The next morning while they are eating breakfast, the young woman sees her neighbor hanging the wash outside. “That laundry is not very clean; she doesn’t know how to wash correctly. Perhaps she needs better laundry soap.” Her husband looks on, remaining silent. Every time her neighbor hangs her wash to dry, the young woman makes the same comments. A month later, the woman is surprised to see a nice clean wash on the line and says to her husband: “Look, she’s finally learned how to wash correctly. I wonder who taught her this? ” The husband replies, “I got up early this morning and cleaned our windows.”

Maybe you’ve been noticing the “dirty” laundry of others? Their laundry always looks a little dingy and you are wondering just when are they going to get it right. Maybe it’s time to clean the window and see others with a new perspective. What we see when watching others depends on the clarity of the window through which we look.

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Remember that Giant from the Old Testament?  The one who had the King and his men so intimidated.  Remember David?  David wasn’t intimidated by this giant because he looked at things differently than everyone else. Everyone else saw a giant of a man and, apparently, a small God. David, however, saw a big God. That giant wasn’t as threatening to him as he was to the others.

Maybe you have a giant in your life that is taunting you right now.  This giant, so to speak, seeks to control you. It seeks to hurt you. It seeks to torment you.  So what should you do? Like David, see God for who He is and your giant for what it is. Call on God and pray for His power. Then attack your giant.

 

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