We all prepare for a three hour journey. On the way, my youngest saw a Dairy Queen and, of course, she pleaded for ice cream. I just smiled at her and said, "No, honey, we are going to Grandma's and she has a big meal planned with all your favorites."
About an hour later, our arch nemesis came into sight, the golden arches of McDonald's. My youngest practically jumped out of the car begging for something to eat. This was not the normal begging, this was intense. As much as I would love to feed her, I knew the best is yet to come. I had to convince her that we are not stopping and she will be happier for it.
I was thinking, I wish she would focus on the future. Grandma's house was only an hour away. Kids can be so impatient!
Just like my youngest, who was forgetting about Grandma's dinner, I am forgetting about God's plan for me in eternity. Looking at life from an eternity point of view will change your focus.
I have ALS, I want to be healed right now, but God's timing is not mine. The question is, do I trust Him? And if I trust Him, what should my attitude be? Desperation? Anxiety? Or Calm? Ultimately my choice and it is also your choice.
We have to look at this life from and eternity point of view. If we don't, we will make decisions that are not the best and our attitude will turn sour. Worst of all, we want to drive and basically we don't know where we are going.
If you are going through some struggles, challenges, or difficulties, try looking at them from a long view instead of the short view. It will make all the difference. Take it from me, dying with ALS with limited time, the long view keeps me going strong. I know that God has a big plan for me, I trust Him and I need to let Him drive.