Monday, October 20, 2008
The View from Up here..
Today I spent 6 hours on the 19th floor of the BB&T building downtown in the Piedmont club for a training. Upon entering the elevator I immediately felt like the minority. I was surrounded by mostly tall men (there was one woman) dressed up in business suits looking very professional and banker like. I was slinking in the back feeling very teacher'ish and out of place. The first thing I did when I got off the elevator to the 19th floor was gravitate towards the windows which gave me the entire view of Winston Salem. My initial thought was woah I'm up high..like real high...and my second thought was this is so gorgeous.
Throughout the workshop as my ADHD kicked in and I found myself gazing outside the window trying to look for Clemmons, the Lord began to speak to me. I began to think of all the people in the various buildings, streets, businesses, schools, shopping centers that surrounded me. I couldn't help but wonder how their day was going and if they were feeling God's love. From where I was positioned I could see parts of Winston Salem that I normally wouldn't be able to see from the ground level. I had a different perspective. And I was reminded that God's perspective and ways are higher than mine, and that He can see the BIG picture..He sees things that I cannot see because my view is limited.
Isaiah 55:9 (New International Version)
9 "As the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts.
Which gives me all the reason to throw myself at His feet and trust Him. I feel the Lord wants us to be encouraged and reminded that His plans and purposes for our lives are to give us HOPE and a FUTURE. He can see the larger picture...so it's time we start trusting Him with areas of our lives that we may be struggling with. God sees our wants and needs. He is very well aware. He has not forgotten about you, your family, your job, your relationships, etc.
I also felt God saying it's time we start to get a Godly perspective on some things/areas instead of letting the world influence our perspective. I feel this is especially true with Election day coming up in November.