Revisiting: For Now We See Through a Mirror Darkly

I'd like to thank one of my readers, Marlyne, for sharing her list of her favorite posts from this blog with me. This is one I'd like to revisit today, with the hope that it may bring encouragement to you.  If you have any favorite posts that you would like to see "revisited," please let me know!  I'd love to hear what postings have been meaningful to you.  

Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. (1 Corinthians 13:12)

Do you, like me, ever wonder what you have left to give?  I can no longer do the work I loved.  I can no longer pursue so many dreams. How easy it is to focus on what I can no longer do.  I have to consciously fight that urge, and look to what I CAN do.

God has given me time on this earth. He has blessed me with family.  He has blessed me with His Word. Most importantly, He has blessed me with his Son.  What am I doing with what I have?

What I am able do has changed, but opportunities are still there. I can spend time in intercessory prayer.  I realize that there are times when my prayers might be the only ones uplifting a person.  They may have no one else praying for them.  With my family, I can try to smile and not complain. I have much more time to study God’s word.  

What am I doing for his Son?  Hopefully showing others that it is by His mercy and grace I can still move forward in this world – even if it only seems to be in slow and often painful steps.

I am gradually moving from feeling hopeless, helpless, and purposeless – to feeling useful again.  I have to be creative now.  I have to look for opportunities.  Though my world has gotten smaller, there are still things I can do.  No, I will never be famous.  I won’t be the singer I wanted to be.  I will never travel the world and see the sights I wanted to – dreamed of doing as I got older.  The list goes on and on.  But three things remain.

Father God, I can still love.  I can still hope.  I can still have faith.  And one day, I will no longer see through that dim mirror – but will see face to face and understand what my purpose in this life has been.  I pray the words I hear will be, ‘Well done.”  Amen and Amen.  So be it, Lord!

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