Monday, May 18, 2009

bad to great

Last week, while finishing up a book, a new concept came into my mind. I think it'll be somewhat difficult to communicate, but I'm in love with it so the next few posts will be on this topic:

allow God to redefine 'good' in your life

As humans, we don't get to see the full picture. Some of us are good at forming big picture ideas or long-term planning even casting vision, but never can we see everything. Our points of view are relatively narrow, and our perspectives are limited. My outlook is contained to right here and right now without exception.

God's is not. God is limitless. He is omnipotent and omniscient. He sees past, present and future as one. He knows all.

Accepting these things as fact, let us consider our lives and the events within them. When death, loss, disease, etc. occur, we may be shaken but these two pillars stand firm: (1) we see some things [very few things], and (2) God sees everything.

Naturally, when a good thing happens, it is easy to see the benefits to come, which in turn are easy to attribute to God. But when bad, ugly, evil stuff happens, it is harder to see where any good might lie. Yet in both instances we remain unable to see the ultimate outcome.

I'll stop there for now, but this is something to think about. What does it mean to never be able to see the ultimate outcome? Wouldn't we just have to accept what is, and hope for the best?

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