Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Hope is a Matter of Perception

I have high hopes.
My mom used to call me Pollyanna, in reference to the Disney movie where a young lady ALWAYS comments on the best part of every situation.

Sometimes my positive outlook takes people by surprise. I am forgiving and accepting, almost to the point of naivete.

This does not mean that I don't feel down sometimes. I get depressed. I feel bad about myself, and about others. I often find myself wondering if I'm bipolar or something.

Then I think that it really does not matter. I have HOPE!

I have hope that the Lord really has great things in store for me.
I have hope that my children are really blessings, and that He has great things in store for them!
I have HOPE that my husband is a heavenly blessing, despite the things that drive me crazy about him!
I have HOPE that those who only seem to notice the negative things in their lives will some day see the Glory and blessings that come from God.

How you see your circumstance is all about perspective.

Seek to find the positive in every situation, and you will be AMAZED at the blessings you have received.

I recently found out that I am going to be an aunt again!
The circumstances are not ideal, because my brother is not married to the mother of his child, and I don't know her very well at all. Some people might have major problems with this, and that's okay.
My perspective is that I LOVE kids, and having a new niece or nephew will be AWESOME!
My brother will make an AMAZING daddy - so that's great too!
The situation might be difficult at times, but if I seek the positive, I will be blessed by the nuances and craziness that is human nature.

"The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him..." Lamentations 3:25

1 comment:

  1. I like your web site and blog posts a lot, they are very inspiring and informative. Thank you for providing such quality post.

    Just wanted to say that reading the Bible is so very important for me. Finding time to spend in the Word of God is probable the best use of my time. I also like the Audio Bible and listen to that when I am driving. Found that to be a great time saver.

    Problem is that people really don't seem to have enough time to read or listen to the Bible as much as they would like to in today's hectic pace.

    However, I try to put time aside everyday to read my Bible, If I don’t then I just feel that my day is not complete and I'm not fulfilled. Some people are dedicated to working out, playing golf, and many other things they do all the time.

    For me it’s reading my Bible and I would advise the same for everyone. It’s a source of joy and inspiration as well as comfort and encouragement.

    God Bless you in your ministry

    David Morgan