Thursday, March 25, 2010

Perspectives

Its been almost a year, and I think that I am indeed starting to find my voice once again.

I can't believe the changes in the past year........the challenges, the successes, and even the difficult times.......and yes, here I am, hopefully stronger than ever.

The other day I had a lesson in perspectives.

At home there is a mirror upstairs, which I feel (and I hope its not reality) makes me appear larger than I am. Yuck. I hate that mirror.

I went to a friends house the other night, and on my way to the bathroom, I was riveted by the attractive, skinny girl at the end of the hall.....I couldnt help but watch her. She looked good. I stood there, giving Ms. Skinny the once over, when I heard someone call from the livingroom....."Cant find the bathroom light?"

"Who cares," I answered, " I just found the skinny mirror in the hall."

Perspectives.

This morning, I counselled a couple who are facing an unplanned pregnancy. He wants an abortion, she wants to carry to term. She has lived through a previous abortion, and couldn't live with herself if she had another. He doesn't want a child. She doesn't want the guilt. Perspectives.
Oh, to be able to see the other side of the coin. Oh, to be able to see the future, and the damage or incredible goodness, that each decision can bring.

And yet, we are blinded. Blinded by ignorance, or self doubt or even someone else's will for our lives.

If only we could see clearly.

1 Corinthians 13:12

Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.



2 comments:

  1. Excellent lesson Robyn... very insightful.
    i look forward to reading what God continues to teach you!!! Jackie

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  2. I like your perspective. :)

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