I think perspective is one of the greatest assets that any of us can possess. The lens in which we view our world, relationships, and circumstances play a huge role in how we respond and react to life. Most of the time, our lens is clouded by pride, selfishness, and envy; building the “level of satisfaction” with ourselves on how we view the successes or failures of others. We often measure what we can and can’t do or have and don’t have with those around us. And the feelings we have, turn out to be momentary and circumstantial.
And then there is this young man….
Some seriously practical take-aways from this…
1. Instead of focusing being upset with what you can’t do or don’t have…focus on enjoying what you can do and do have.
2. Find ways to move things from the “can’t do” category to the “can do category by making adjustments.
3. Surround yourself with high quality people who you enjoy being around.
4. Find things to look forward to.
5. Never miss a party!
The Apostle Paul also put it another way in his letter to the Philippians.
I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the secret of living in every situation, whether it is with a full stomach or empty, with plenty or little. I can do everything through Christ who strengthens me
Now…what’s our excuse?.