Embed from Getty Images “Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.” Colossians 3:2
Admit it, doubt and fear have crept into your thoughts from time to time. Also thoughts of having to spend one more day cooped up in your house, apartment or condo. It is easy to start to complain. It may even seem right to be angry at God. But, now just hear me out, what if we change our perspective?
2 Corinthians 4:18 tells us “As we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.” This is a good example of perspective change.
We all see things, stores, movie theaters, grass, trees, the list is expansive. What if during the “social distance” or “quarantine” mandates we take 2 Corinthians 4:18 and apply them?
Sitting in my house I see the four walls and t.v. mounted on the wall. But if I slow down. If I open myself up to what God is exactly doing right now on the earth, I find peace. Psalm 46:10 puts it best ” “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”
When I am still, I do not focus on what my eyes see. I see a God who is giving me protection against an enemy we can not see by allowing me to be safe in the house He provided for my family. I see a God who despite my wanting, is providing me health so I can tend to my family, friends and neighbors.
You can take this time to be angry, or to invest it or you can even waste the time God has given to slow down. I leave you with this thought, choose to be content, God is good and has given us much more than we can ever give Him.
“Now there is great gain in godliness with contentment, for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content.” 1 Timothy 6: 6-8