I recently went away on holiday with a few friends, usually when I get back I find I am most reflective and that is mostly because I have come back to rain! On this occasion, where we were situated kept me reflecting, the view was beautiful and breath taking. We were in the mountains and all around we could see other villas, all the hues of the mountains and the sky, yet not a soul was in sight.
As I lay in my bed one morning, I started to drift off. From my bedroom window I couldn’t see much, only some mountains in the distance. But it wasn’t until I opened the bedroom door that the true view was put into perspective.
I could see so clearly the mountains, their different hues, the colour of the sky and sun all in one gaze, but even at this point there was more to be seen and the only way I would be able to get a better look at everything would be if I moved even closer and that meant going outside…
What I realised was that the view was always there but from my bedroom window my view was limited.
1. because of where the window was
2. because I wasn’t actively looking to see anything as I was laying down. As I was laying there, I felt God remind me of the view that was just outside my door.
This made me think about God and my perspective on life. To me, my view of the mountains represented God in my life. No matter where I moved in the house the view was still the same.
I was limiting myself by not being active, not getting up and seeking the full beauty of what I could see. This reminded me so much of my relationship with God.
God is already there, He is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow (Hebrews 13:8) but it is us who limit Him. I kept looking at this view and thinking where do I fit in? What is my role amongst all of this? But I was reassured by the thought of moving forward, the closer I get to God the better the view will be.
We all have perspective. We can all choose to look at things differently despite our circumstances because we know that in the midst of it all God is always there. We need to keep moving closer to Him to improve our vision and trust in Him, because He has the ability to see way further than we ever will be able too!