The Big Picture

In the grand scheme of things it is difficult to get the big picture. When we are deeply involved in the day to day living of our lives it is hard for us to see what is truly important outside of our own pressing needs. I think often of the choices that I make during a given day and the impact, or lack thereof, that I am having for Christ on the world around me. The Apostle Paul made it very clear that there is great freedom in Christ. What most people in my generation do not realize is that freedom is not the ability to do what you want to do. Rather, freedom is the ability to do what you ought to do. Without the discipline necessary to say no to my selfish desires, freedom quickly gives way to anarchy. The big picture will show us the purpose for saying no to ourselves. The big picture will allow us to move from doing what is permissible to doing what is perfect and best. The big picture is “it is not about me”. The big picture will allow me to see God moving in my life to bring glory to Himself. If I’m not okay with that He will allow me to do things my own way but He will also allow me to experience the consequences that my actions bring.
“Lord, show me the big picture so I can allow you to be seen instead of me.”


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