Pastors Corner 6-17-12
The other day for some reason this thought came into my mind. I do not know if I had previously heard it before or that it is original to me. Anyway, the thought was this “reality is always better than what you imagine and never as good as it is imagined.” Some of you are now saying, what in the world is he thinking, that saying does not make any sense. But, before you pass judgment hear me out. As people we are always imagining things in our lives and sometimes our minds can make them look pretty bleak. It can be so bad that it sometimes can make us physically depressed, angry or even sick. It does not matter if what we are thinking has any truth in it at all. The same thing can be said for the times we imagine things as rosy or perfect. This can also be just as bad because it can lead people to ignore the obvious. Either way people are not looking at things clearly. When we look at what we are imagining with a clear head and a calm mind we find that things are not nearly as bad or wonderful as they seem. A good way to clear our heads and calm our minds is to pray and meditate upon the word of God. Together they have a way of lifting us up and bringing us down to reality.