You’re tired of doing everything alone.
If you don’t do it, it won’t get done.
You’re offended that she said that to you.
You can’t take one more rejection.
You’re frustrated—stuck in a job that’s not fulfilling your purpose.
You have to keep it together.
Any of these sound familiar?
And you know the path to wholeness is to:
Rest and let someone else do it.
Discover your purpose.
Getting out of these ruts means a new perspective—you have to see things differently.
But you can’t. If you did, you’d be forced to step into unfamiliar territory.
There’s a scene in the movie, Patch Adams.
Patch visits with an old man. The old man takes Patch’s hand, making him hold up four fingers and asks, “How many do you see?”
Patch says, “Four.”
“No, no, no. Look at me. You’re focusing on the problem. If you focus on the problem, you can’t see the solution. Never focus on the problem! Look at Me.”
Patch stares at his fingers.
“Look beyond the fingers.”
Patch looks beyond them, at the old man. And suddenly, he sees differently— eight blurred fingers.
“How many do you see?”
“Eight,” he whispers.
“Yes, yes! Eight is a good answer! See what no one else sees. See what everyone chooses not to see… out of fear, conformity or laziness. See the whole world anew each day!”
We need to see things differently. Seeing past the problem. Go ahead, gaze beyond it and look at Jesus. What do you see?
He’s calling—inviting, “Look at Me.”