Set your sights NOT on smaller and subsequently much less impactful issues (this photo’s me), but instead . . .
For one thing, I used to often fret about my life’s outcomes for the next upcoming group of years. Knowing my life would be anything but “typical,” and by that I mean securing a 9-5 job and following other “regular” things the average person (if in fact such a person exists) participates in, I’d one-hundred-and-fifty-percent fail to put my trust in God, and instead worry about what I’d be doing in the future.
In the BIGGER picture: Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to his life? Matthew 6:27
Update: Since that time of needless worrying, I realize God will continue always to fulfill my life. I constantly am occupied, and had I in fact ever tried to hold a “typical job” (which would without a doubt in my mind never in a million years have worked, and would unquestionably make my body completely worn out to the point of exhaustion and therefore cause me to fail miserably – remember I’ve had the human body’s limit of chemotherapy and radiation, which certainly adds to my lack of energy) I would not have had any extra strength whatsoever to shell out to do other things that give my life meaning and hopefully serve to enhance others’ lives as well.
For the second and last thing, I’ve been a huge, to say the least, reader and writer ever since I was old enough to put pen to paper. Growing up I attended a writing camp, won spelling bees and writing contests, and immensely (and definitely still do) enjoyed writing, especially words that rhyme and non-fiction. I never could’ve imagined how God would eventually put my love of writing and language to good use by opening doors for me to make a book of poems from ones I wrote during nearly a decade of cancer treatment to both relate to and encourage readers; do numerous public speaking engagements in hopes of encouraging audiences by sharing my story of triumphing over my vicious battle with leukemia while simultaneously graduating college; and writing this very blog you’re now reading. Hindsight shows me that God was preparing me my whole life, through my love of both writing and knowledge of the English language, to share with others my life’s story in present times.
In the BIGGER Picture: For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a furure. Jeremiah 29:11
See? God knows what He’s doing. Thankfully, solutions can be found to life’s problems, concerns, and issues, right smack dab within the pages of the Bible.
. . . Look at the BIGGER Picture.
Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. Colossians 3:2