Imagine you could freeze time for 6 minutes a day, stretch those 6 minutes to last for hours and with the with a snap of your fingers, time would begin again as if only six minutes had passed. Imagine the possibilities. Of course this flight of fantasy taps into all of our deepest desires to act like a god, to be in control, to be in charge and not a mere puppet of time, living with the uncertainties of life in a body on earth.
Of course from the perspective of an earth-born mortal, life is cruel and everything in me rebels against reality, from the reality of aging to the reality of my seeming powerlessness. YET…
I am not merely a flesh and blood, fragile mortal. I do not simply house a soul in a decaying body. I am a soul who happens to be in a body at the moment( roughly quoted from C.S. Lewis) That truth changes everything. That truth opens my mind to eternity and puts any suffering here, in this life into perspective. As humans we want to cling to life but the only way to truly live joyful is to let go of control and to flow with time, life, reality in humility.
I want to be great, yet it is only by embracing my littleness that the Holy Spirit can do anything through me.
He must increase, but I must decrease.- John 3:30
7 thoughts on “7 Posts in 7 Days: Embracing Reality With Joy”
Excellent post Melanie. We need to see things more from the Lord’s perspective.
🙂 exactly..the pic says it all
I love your embrace of the real as spiritual. While I am not a Christian, I do share in that perspective.
the greatest failure to me would be to die, still wearing masks and playing games, unaware of who I really am, or was called to be
I can be great…but not perfect. That’s why I aim for my level best, not perfection! And I also prefer having fun while doing so, too!
yes, that is the best way to live