Problems are opportunities for stretching our minds. Wringing our hands over circumstances gone awry wastes our energy. In any twenty-four hours we will experience many situations that will evolve according to God’s plan, rather than our own. We’d feel our spirits being lifted if we could assume that any ripple in a day’s activities is simply God’s way of reminding us that outcomes are not ours to orchestrate.
As we grow accustomed to a broader range of perspectives than just our own, we become more aware of the multiplicity of views. This stretches our minds, teaching us to see in new and valuable ways. It is no accident that each of us brings a unique contribution and personal viewpoint to the table. God’s design has gathered us together to learn from one another.
I will appreciate other people’s viewpoints today. It is part of God’s plan for my growth.
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A Life of My Own by Karen Casey. Copyright 1993 by Hazelden Foundation. All rights reserved. Printed in the United States of America. No portion of this publication may be reproduced in any manner without the written permission of Hazelden.