An Eternal Perspective

by mike on January 2, 2012

Do you ever have one of those days where everything seems to be coming down on you all at once?  Maybe it’s even a terrible week…or a horrible month…or a year from hell.  There is no question that sometimes life just comes down hard on you.  This can really affect your marriage, or maybe it’s stress and problems FROM the marriage that is affecting everything else.

Either way, I think it is extremely important to have an eternal perspective.  No matter what is causing stress in your life, pause for a moment and remember that it is only a blip on the radar screen of eternity.  I often have to remind myself to do this.  For example, if I don’t get this blog done by the deadline I set, is it worth getting completely stressed out over?  Will I start getting short with Mandy if she asks me to help her with something?  Will I reject reading one of my daughters a quick book so I can continue to work?  I must stop and remind myself that what God has in store for me in eternity is amazing.  Not getting a blog done on time is nothing compared to that!

I am certainly not saying it is easy.  I fail at it all the time.  But it is important to constantly remind yourself, as I try to do in my life, that any trial we face here on earth is nothing compared to the glory of Heaven!

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