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Do you remember anything your professor taught in school?

Dr. Bing Hunter said something in his lecture that I have remembered for the last 20+ years.

He held up a blackboard eraser (in the old days, we used blackboard and chalk) and put it directly in front of his eyes.

“When you have a problem,” he said, “The situation is so consuming that it is all you can see. The problem appears so big. You can’t see anything else but your problem.”

Then he held the eraser away from him at arm’s length.

“When you put your problem in view of the big picture of life, you see that it is not such a big problem after all.”

When place in the proper perspective, our problems don’t seem as difficult to overcome.  In fact, they becomes almost trivial.

Let’s keep our eyes on the eternal, for things of this world will all fade in a twinkling of an eye.

4 Responses to “Perspective”

  1. Elliot Says:

    We still use blackboards and chalk here at USC. Only the newest buildings have whiteboards, and there are relatively few of those.

    Thinking too much about the big picture could lead to overlooking important details. Good point about perspective, though.

  2. Joyful Says:

    Quite so. I don’t like details, especially if they are important…

  3. Mike Says:

    Thanks for this:

    “I will be rewarded according to how I labor on the purpose God gives me.

    I need to be faithful in the little things God gives me to do.”

    I will likely be using it to help me with a sermon The Spirit has placed upon my heart.

  4. Joyful Says:

    Glad you can use it, Mike.