Recently I was flying back to the great state of Oklahoma. My flight was very early so of course, I took the chance to nap on the way home. I woke up to the voice of the pilot letting us know that it was time to prepare for our landing. I gazed out the window and found nothing but clear skies. My favorite part of a flying is always the landing. I love to view at the land and all of its different shapes and colors. All of the patches of neighborhoods, winding streets, and bodies of water intrigue me.
This time as we were landing I saw a house and thought how much it looked like a monopoly house. My thoughts spun into a million different directions of this house. How ridiculous was it that something so large, so expensive could look so small? I imagined the insurance, mortgage, upkeep of the house and how something that we depend so much on for shelter and making memories in, could just look like a game piece to me.
For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ. - Philippians 3:20
That scripture always comes to mind when flying because of my heightened vantage point. I was reminded of it when viewing the house. And it hit me; how often does something seem so big and extreme to us because of where we stand? How many times do we let something consume our time, patience, finances and emotions, all because it seems so large and necessary from our point of view? It’s when we stop and take a view from where our Father sits, that things start to change. Something as big as a house, suddenly seems like a tiny game piece that can be tossed around with just the roll of a dice. That landing led me to this:
1. Live Intentionally The word conversation in Philippians literally means how we conduct ourselves. This tells me that how I live will flow out of where I am positioned. I can stand on the ground and view up at all the things life throws my way and see them only for their vastness. I can get caught up in all the responsibilities and false importance of them, or I can take flight. I can view my life and all of the things in it from up above. It’s here that I can see through His eyes and know that something that can seem so big, looks so small to Him. -Philippians 3:20
2. Speak Kindly My conversation can shape my reality. The words that I speak and focus on, determine the outcome of my situation. My words can be based off of what I see or what my Father does. When my words are shaped by what I see in the natural, it leaves room for fear and doubt to take place. When I choose to actively live by faith, my words are those of assurance and certainty. -Proverbs 16:24, Proverbs 18:21
3. Choose Wisely We all have the same 24 hours in a day. For the most part, we all will face the same day to day troubles as each other. It’s our choice how we handle life. It’s our choice where we sit. Will we sit down and be towered by all of the things before us? Or will we choose to dwell in a higher place to see things for what they really are? -Colossians 3:2, Ephesians 2:6
May we live each day intentionally by conducting ourselves from the position of faith and certainty. May we speak kindly, having our words seasoned with salt and light; to others and to ourselves. And may we always choose wisely when it comes to our perspectives. It’s never to late to change your point of view and take your secure seat with Him. Our conversations come from where we look, so what do you see?