My son had a neighborhood friend over today. They played for hours in my son’s bedroom. After his friend went home, I looked at the wall to wall mess on the floor. Lincoln Logs, Bionicles and Legos stretched all around the room.
“We really need to clean this up” I commented.
“No, Mom, we can’t. Stephen and I are going to continue the awesomeness tomorrow.”
What I saw: mess and disarray
What he saw: potential for tomorrow
My son’s comment made me think of the times in our lives when we are guilty of looking at our circumstances and only seeing the mess on the floor in front of us. Nothing seems to make sense. Nothing appears to be in place. We stand among the disorder and say to God, “Don’t you think it’s time You come in and tidy things up a bit. Put it all back together, God.”
He responds, “Child, I know it looks like a mess. I know you can’t see it now. But, I’m working on something important. I see potential in this mess. Wait for it. The awesomeness continues tomorrow.”
Sometimes, it’s a matter of perspective.