I usually don’t write on my blog on Sundays because I want to focus on my family and observing the Sabbath, but this morning it is quiet as all sleep having stayed up way too late. We went to Lagoon yesterday, enjoying our season passes before they expire. So this morning I decided to catch up on reading a few friends blogs and came across this great post by a great friend. I’ll have to tell him later that I stole it, don’t worry I will link back to his site, blog etiquette you know!
WHAT DO YOU SEE?
What do you see? Old or Young Woman?
Young woman or Sax. Player?
This one is cool. Two old people or two young ones? Look closely.
Life is in large measure what we make of it. Many times we choose what we “see” and how we “feel”.
Martin Luther King Jr. Illustrated this point very well. The last weekend of March 1968 was a depressing time for him. Many of his plans were in disarray, the last march he held turned into a riot and the Black Power movement thought his idea of nonviolence was out of date. After returning to Atlanta after the march turned riot fiasco. He was depressed. He contemplated leaving the civil rights movement and perhaps becoming president of Morehouse college. Then, said, Jesse Jackson, “He preached himself out of the gloom”. “We must turn a minus into a plus,” King said “A stumbling Block into a stepping stone.” [Italics added]. He went on the next day to preach one of the most powerful sermons of his career in The National Cathedral. Four days later he was killed. But his movement continued, it still continues because instead of giving up, he continued. Where some would have seen failure, he saw a chance to further his cause.
Throughout life challenges will come. What will you see; a stumbling block that will cause you to fall and perhaps fail, or a stepping stone that will help you reach higher, become more, and touch more people than would have been previously unattainable?
The choice is yours, the choice is mine.
Quotations used from “American Gospel”, Jon Meacham, Random House 2006
Post by Gage at “Finding Faith“
He also has a family blog called “Adventures in Utah” He has SEVEN kids and a beautiful wife.