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Look in the Distance

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All these people died still believing what God had promised them. They did not receive what was promised, but they saw it all from a distance and welcomed it. They agreed that they were foreigners and nomads here on earth.”

Hebrews 11:13

Have you ever watched an old clip of Winnie the Pooh and noticed how gloomy Eeyore is? His head is always hung, his eyes are pointed toward the ground and his mood is depressed. If he were real I imagine his body would ache from his poor posture, and his mind would be weary from complaints.

Some of us may have an Eeyore attitude from time to time, I know I have! Down in the dumps, tired and just wore out from the calamities of life.

What would happen though if we decided to change our position and look up? What would we see? If we strained our eyes and focused a little bit, maybe we could see a promise on its way. If we looked really hard, perhaps we could see God at work in our lives.

It’s easy to hang our heads and put no effort into seeing the good, but it requires effort and faith to see beyond current circumstance.

We may not see it today, or tomorrow, and perhaps never in this earthly life, but your promise will come to pass! Look up today, and see God’s hand at work in your life!

God, help me to change my thoughts and attitude today. Let them be positive and let my eyes be able to see You at work in my life.

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