A Better Perspective: An Eternal Perspective
I am more than certain you have heard of the old cliché “you don’t realize what you had until it’s gone”, right? I mean, who hasn’t? Growing up, I used to think those were just useless words, that held no meaning whatsoever. It is all about perspective though. Sometimes we go into things from an earthly perspective when we need to readjust our focus to an eternal perspective. Read here about how I go from an earthly perspective to an eternal perspective through the story of my health issues.
An Eternal Perspective: Now that I am an adult, I realize just how true that “cliche” is.
For example, it may be a loss of a loved one, a relationship gone wrong, a friendship that is beyond repair, a diagnosis that you weren’t expecting.
It can mean many things, to every single one of us.
Not one person can say that they haven’t experienced these words, in one form or another.
Much too often, we take things for granted, or at least I do. We forget about an eternal perspective
I am willing to make an educated guess that surely I’m not the only one. We always assume, whatever we are taking for granted, will be there forever.
Then BAM, you wake up one day, and reality sets in, and what you never thought would be gone….is.
Let’s talk about something as simple as your senses
We all know the five basic senses:
Let’s be honest, who in the world would even think, I’m going to wake up tomorrow, and lose one of these major senses?
It wouldn’t enter anyone’s mind on a day-to-day basis.
We always assume they will forever be there.
I can say, speaking from experience, I didn’t think I would find myself, fall into the category, of taking one of these simple senses for granted, but I did.
Did I think I would wake up one day, to the realization, that most of my hearing would be gone?
That would be a Big NO!
I simply just assumed it would always be there. Boy, was I wrong.
You can check out the video, My Health Journey, at the end of this post, to get all the details.
It’s rather lengthy but it explains ME. Don’t miss out- it is a huge part of how I now approach life with an eternal perspective.
Long story short
I have several Auto-Immune Disorders, that over time, since 2010, have left me with only 15% hearing left in my left ear and I have 30% gone from my right.
I would never in a million years think I’d find myself at this point. Day-to-day communication can be challenging at times.
I’m going to keep it real
Before I started my focus on having an eternal perspective about this situation, I had myself a big ole pity party at first.
What have I done so wrong to deserve this?
Trust me, I came up with any and every excuse you can think of.
I mean it’s not fair, that things that I use to enjoy, I don’t get to do anymore, how is that fair God?
That’s how I acted and did I ever do the blame game!
I’m so ashamed to be putting, that particular comment out there, but I want complete honesty.
I wasn’t putting my faith where I should’ve.
I wasn’t counting my blessings.
Most of all, I was looking at things as earthly matters instead of the eternal perspective God wanted me to have.
I could have NO hearing at all, but I do. That’s something to be thankful for.
For a long time, I thought God was punishing me.
The only thing I had seen, was the loss associated with it.
I was looking at it, from a worldly perspective.
That is where I messed up.
I should have seen it from an eternal perspective.
God is using this loss, as a way of reaching out to others, that I may not even be aware of.
You see Friends, God uses our trials and suffering, to bring him Glory, and that is why, we are put, on this earth for, in the first place.
We can choose to let our obstacles make us bitter or better.
For a long time, it made me bitter.
I’m not going to give you a half-truth.
Finally, I can tell you, I choose to be better.
It didn’t happen overnight, it took time and many mistakes between, and I know I will make many more.
However, I want to strive, to be more like Jesus.
If you caught the name of my blog, it holds a special meaning concerning this particular issue.
I may not be able to hear well, but you will still “Hear Me”
RESOUNDING HIS LOVE for ME and for YOU too!
My name is Angie and I’m all “about” sharing the unconditional Love, Hope, Restoration, and Salvation, that is found in my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. I write about where my life was before accepting Christ Jesus as my Savior and my journey now as I walk with Him daily. Thank You so much for taking time out of your day to spend a few moments in mine. If you found this post encouraging can I ask you to Please share it with someone else who may need to read it as well? You can share via the buttons below.