These are the moments when you realize how much you’ve taken having good health for granted. I realized a few other things that I had been reflecting over for months prior too…
Honestly, I’ve taken so much time to focus on making our immediate family’s life better that I’ve been frustrated because it never seems as if we are going to reach an end point. Over the past year I’ve been realizing that having everything I ever wanted hasn’t made me happier…it has made me more selfish, self-centered and discontent.
But whether we are in crisis or not, there IS something else that we can focus on.
I am so good at loving myself but I think God already knew that about us. Instead he says, love your neighbor…as yourself. As I walked the halls of the children’s hospital and saw the tiny crib like beds, children who were dealing with life threatening issues, teenagers who were watching tv instead of playing ball outside, my heart broke and I wasn’t as focused on our family’s crisis or on me.
You see whether we are going through crisis or life is good I think that taking the focus off of us and helping others…helping our neighbor is where true joy comes from.
In fact, I kind of think God was onto something.
How have you found ways to love your neighbor? Does it come easy for you or have you had to be intentional about it?
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