While I was cooking dinner, my six month old son was having tummy time on the kitchen floor next to me. He cannot crawl, so when I saw him struggle to reach for a toy, my initial reaction was to put the toy within his reach. About to move, I felt God impress on me not to assist my son.
I knew there was a special life lesson He wanted me to learn. So I anxiously watched my son struggle to reach his toy and waited for what God had to teach me. A few seconds later, my son gave up reaching for his toy and was very still. After a few moments of stillness, he began to pivot his body clockwise. He pivoted a couple of inches and began to absorb the brand new perspective.
After thirty seconds, he pivoted again and had another totally new perspective to soak in. My little baby did an entire 360 degree turn and was able to discover lots of different perspectives from only one position, yet he never left his spot on the kitchen floor!
God is so amazing because I have been feeling “stuck” in my present environment, and what I desire is currently out of my reach. Here is the special life lesson God taught me: I can choose to be consumed with what is out of my reach or pivot a couple of inches and gain a better perspective.
God is so wise! If we are frustrated and unable to “crawl” out of unwanted circumstances, maybe God is telling us to “pivot” instead and find a fresh perspective. There is probably a special life lesson God has in store for us!
“I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.”
– Philippians 4:12 (NIV)
“Lord, help me to find a new perspective. I want to be content with where You have put me, and I want explore the possibilities that You have placed at arms length from me. Father, help me today with accepting…”