"But a shallow life lives on its
and largely on its circumstances.
Those with profound character, however,
look beyond all these,
and move steadily ahead,
seeing the future,
where sorrow, seeming defeat
and failure will be reversed."
from 09/09 STREAMS IN THE DESERT devotion book.
This thought really stood out for me this last week.
I work with teens who live each day based on the feelings and desires of the moment.
It leads to chaos and pain.
I work with other teens who are beacons of integrity and conviction.
They stand firm for truth against the tide and their peers.
It leads to light and life.
Helping our children see the big picture,
to look to the unseen things that last for eternity is a challenge.
It is a daily choice to focus on the things of God rather than the things of the world.
May you walk faithfully with eyes firmly on eternity.