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Looking beyond a present situation means looking at the bigger picture. This means that no matter how low your situation is, there is a reason that can bring good out of it. If we look the Bible and the heroes in it, we will see that almost all of the had their own LOW moment. 

Look at Joseph, who was betrayed by his brothers, sold as a slave and almost killed a few times. Look at David, who was ignored and neglected by his father and almost killed by King Saul. Look at Job’s incredible story! He had everything one second and lost it all in the next! Everybody had their LOW moments in the Bible, and there was purpose in them. 

The purpose Joseph found in all he went through was saving His people from starvation. God used his hardship to place him second in power over Egypt after the Pharaoh, which in turn gave him power over the palace and food stores during a great famine! David was the youngest brother, neglected and left alone in the fields to take care of his father’s sheep. In this time he developed incredible music skills while worshiping God. His heart was pure! He also learned how to protect his father’s property which gave him strength and bravery. He became a mighty and wise king. God used David to unite Israel under God’s authority! Job’s life and pain is a testimony that even our LOWEST MOMENTS cannot be compared to at all. Job went through agony, losing his children, wealth, health, the relationship with his wife—everything. But his heart was focused on God through it all, and though he struggled, God restored him and doubled what he previously had.

All these examples show you that no matter how LOW you feel, there is always a chance for you to come out as a winner. You have to look at the bigger picture. Be a visionary for your life and the life of your family. Don’t get caught whining or complaining; Don’t let apathy sink in. Look ahead at God’s promises for your life, He has “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11

When our attitude toward life is focused on how we can improve everyday and how we can use our gifts to expand the Kingdom of God, we will see our inner growth. An attitude focused on how people may have betrayed or hurt us, or how we feel let down by God will only leave us stuck in the past. Let the low points become building blocks to the higher places. If we discipline ourselves to keep the bigger picture at the forefront, we will be filled with hope!
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