Creative Spiritual Insight: Shift Happens
Rearranging things in our lives can help us find new meaning and purpose. Shifts in paradigms, vantage points, and perspectives can certainly not only bring out new things from the old but create something entirely unique and different as well.
Try simply standing in a different location, moving around your furniture, driving a different way to work, or reading from some discipline other than what you are familiar. These kind of things can help break us out of ruts and modes of thinking and bring new vitality to the day or mission.
We have to remember that God sees things much differently than we do, being able to encompass the here and now and the “was” and “will be” all at once! This is why prayer and seeking His insight and wisdom is so essential to making decisions and planning.
God may in fact be rearranging things and none of it make any sense to us at all. We could be scratching our heads wondering what is going on, when it’s just God being God and working all things together for our good and His glory.
In the scripture this is very clear from the life of Jesus. People had a certain vantage point and opinion of what and who the Messiah should be. However, Jesus did not do things the way everyone else thought they should be done. In fact, Jesus ended up dying and totally blowing people’s minds about who they thought he was. But oh the viewpoint from the cross! God rearranged everyone’s thoughts and ideas about salvation and a relationship with Him through that event!
How is God rearranging your life’s furniture? What kind of things have not been moved in years? Your way to work? Your place to shop? Your path to walk? Maybe it’s time to look at something new?
How is God calling you to look at things from the perspective of the cross? How does God look from the cross? How do others look from there? How you look at yourself from there?
8 “For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
Nor are your ways My ways,” declares the LORD.
9 “For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
So are My ways higher than your ways
And My thoughts than your thoughts.