A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to walk with a friend that I don’t get to see very often. More often than not, when we get together, we walk and talk. I always leave tired from the walk, but refreshed from the conversation.  This week was no different.

I realized later that I also gain a different perspective when we get together. She commented that “it sounds like I have a very balanced life right now.” I was both surprised and encouraged by this statement. She was able to see things differently because she doesn’t live with me in the “foxhole” of my life.  I am so grateful that God has given me friends that have a different view of things and are such an encouragement to me.

Perspective in life is important.  It can encourage you when you are in the trenches and keep you grounded when you are walking on air. It comes in different ways. Sometimes, it comes when you don’t expect it, through the words of a friend.  Sometimes, you have to be intentional. Spending time with God through reading the Bible and prayer is one of the best ways to do this. We don’t see the big picture, but sometimes, God gives us a glimpse and His view is the perfect.

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