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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

It's all about Perspective

Your perspective has the power to change everything.

We all know to be healthy means you need to eat good well balanced meals and get moving.

This week I started working on the get moving part by walking. Exercising is not on my Things-I-Just-Love-To-Do list as I am sure most likely it's not on yours either. So as I laced up the tennies Monday I said to myself, I don't want to do this.

And it was true, I didn't. But after I changed my perspective I did.

I realize at that moment (and it was probably God whispering this in my ear) there are many people who would LOVE the opportunity to walk if given the chance, even if it was just across the room, but due to health or other issues can't no matter how badly they desired to.

So I have changed my perspective from, I don't want to do this, to I get to do this.

And I found that it actually makes me kind of even like doing this.

What is it in your life today that you really, I mean REALLY, don't like to do but find yourself needing or having to do it?

Change your perspective about the thing and you'll find it much easier to do the thing you must do.

Here are a couple examples to help a sista out:

Change, I really don't want to wash up these dishes everyone left in the sink, to, I am so grateful I have a family that loves me and I love them, even when they don't clean up after themselves.

Change, I hate my long commute to work each day, to, I am so grateful I have a job to drive to when so many out there are in need of one.

Change, That person I serve with at church really rubs me the wrong way, to, I am sure I can get on others nerves too, so help me Lord give grace to others as others have given grace to me.

Change, I don't want to deny myself the fatty, delish food on the buffet and opt for the lean meat, steamed veggies and salad, to, Tomorrow I will be proud I made the tough decision today and stayed committed to my healthy eating plan.

Perspective, it has the power to change everything.

1 comment:

Pat Johns said...

I agree that perspective is the key to overcoming any challenge.

As a young pastor's wife I made up my mind from the start that serving in the many capacities required of me would be a joy and not a drudgery. With the help of God and that mind set I successfully fulfilled my calling with very few regrets.

Thanks Tina for always giving us food for thought in your blogs. Love them all.