When we think of something being canceled, it’s usually related to a disappointment. We don’t like it when plans get changed without our say so. Don’t mess with my plans! STOMP! STOMP! STOMP!
Plans have been messed with, friends, and that’s not likely to stop, pandemic or no pandemic. Life happens. It’s what we do with these happenings that defines us.
I posted earlier this week about changing your perspective. Why not try that approach? Instead of living in our disappointments and dwelling on what we’ve lost, let’s choose to change how we see them.
Yes, we’ve experienced canceled graduation ceremonies, wedding receptions, and baby showers. These are not profound losses. Our plans were changed without our say so.
Now change your glasses….even in the face of disappointment, we graduated, got married, and had babies. That looks like gain, gain, gain to me. It’s about your view of what you’ve experienced.
Jesus came to save us from this world. It is by His sacrifice on the cross that our debt is canceled, and our sins are forgiven. For those who believe in this truth, we have peace with God, and we can stand in His grace. That’s something we don’t deserve, but He freely gives.
This new grace status, in Christ, will eventually give you a new outlook on life.
In the book of Romans, Paul says, We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love. (Romans 5:3-5)
And there’s the key. God loves us! Because of that, when we accept Jesus by faith, the Holy Spirit indwells us and begins to help find those new glasses.
Today I’m posting in the Five Minute Friday link-up, where we free-write to a single word prompt for five minutes. Today the prompt is CANCEL.