This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.

Scripture reference: Proverbs 16:9 (ESV)

Today, I am embracing the big picture of my life instead of sweating the small stuff.

There are times when I feel as though I am falling short, and I get in a pattern of chiding myself. This can happen when I feel overwhelmed by all of the things I have on my plate, or the fact that I’ve already fallen out of a routine that I just committed to this year. This morning, my feelings have been compounded by this cold my body is working hard to fight off.

However, what I have learned to do when these feelings come upon me is to remind myself that God sees the big picture of who I am. He’s not caught up in the day to day small stuff like I am.

When I turn to the Scriptures, I think about Peter. In fact, whenever I think about someone who is spiritually evolved, I think about Peter.

As we know, Peter denied Christ, yet in the later years, his relationship with God evolved so much that sick people would bring their mats out into the streets in the hope that Peter’s shadow might fall on them. They valued even the power in his shadow.

When Peter made mistakes, God knew that He had already established a greater plan for Peter’s life. Just as He did for Peter’s life, He has a greater plan for our lives too.

As we reflect on that, let us remember these words: “The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.” Proverbs 16:9 (ESV)

Please share this reflection as others desire to be inspired.

So today, embrace your life’s big picture.