Sometimes I get so frustrated and literally complain to God - "Why won't everything work the way I want it to?" "When will things change?" or my favorite "It isn't fair. Please don't make me learn this lesson any more!" For a second this morning on the treadmill my emotions tried to stir all of that up, but thankfully, the Lord blessed me with some clarity and I chose to listen to it. Even though sometimes all I can see is how imperfect my circumstances are, what God is looking for is growth. In moments of sheer arrogance and pride, I've thought "I'm sure glad my life isn't like that!" or "I would be so miserable if I was that person." From a very fleshly worldly mindset, we all think that way. Otherwise, there would be no such ambition in the world to be good, better, the best. But if we're looking through heaven's eyes, where you start has no bearing on your value. Our value comes from and increases when we grow. We are here to grow, to be prepared for heaven, to experience what God can accomplish in us.
In writing this, I hope it will help me to remember to consider heaven's eyes before my own. Any thoughts on ways to remember this better?