Seeing the Bigger Picture

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(This is an excerpt from the book The Big Picture by John Hilton III and Anthony Sweat.)

If you were lost in a dense forest or jungle and could go a thousand feet in any direction, which direction would you go to help you find your way? North, south, east, or west?

Actually, the best direction to go would be a thousand feet straight up. Such a move would help you gain a big-picture perspective of the terrain around you and you could know which way you should go.

Similarly, some people are metaphorically lost in the jungle of life—not knowing which way to turn to find lasting peace and happiness, not understanding the purpose of life, and sometimes not even knowing what is right or wrong. With a limited view, some things in this life can seem confusing, unfair, and uncertain. But when we look heavenward, we are able to gain better perspective and find answers. As we pull back and see the big picture, as we more fully understand God’s plan of salvation for us, we can more easily understand why things happen, how we should act, and what we should do to find our way in life.

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