Monday, May 15, 2006

each must be what we want of this world

How much time do we all spend complaining bitterly? Be it regarding something as trivial as a bad day at work or something of a larger scope that we consider to be an important issue - such as war, religion, politics, or hunger. Either way, wouldn't our time be better spent being what we want of this world rather than spending our time and effort railing against our perceived injustices? Sadly, it seems to be in our flawed nature to focus intently on all that is wrong with this world, our jobs, our income, our family and loved ones, the weather...the list could go on infinitely! The only way to change our lenses with which we see this world is to actively remind ourselves that the Lord is in control and to pray daily to see the world and those in it through His lens of love and grace. Our purpose on this earth is not to solve the world's problems, for these will never be solved - no matter our efforts - until the return of our Savior and King. We can do nothing to change the way others conduct themselves. What we can do, however, is be what we want of this world and pray that the Lord uses us in such a way to shine His light on others.

'There will be no more night. They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign for ever and ever.' - Revelation 22:5

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