Last night, my husband and I went out to eat. I live in Texas and we live in a farming community. As we were coming back from the city, my husband said, “Look at that goose in that trailer.” What was odd about it was the fact it was a cattle trailer and it had a single goose in it. The trailer had a wide opening at the top. The goose at any moment could have flown out of the top to freedom. I told my husband to speed up and let me look to see if the goose was tied up or encumbered in any way in the trailer. As we got even with the trailer there was a cage that had three sides but was missing the fourth so there was an “out” for it. It wasn’t tied up by anything. The goose could easily have gotten away. What kept that goose from flying to its freedom? It could only see what was in front of it. It never looked up. It had no idea it did not have to live imprisoned.
I began to think about this. So many times it seems as though the current circumstances of our lives are never ending. It seems as though it has been this way for so long why even expect a change. I read somewhere today, the one thing you can be sure of is change! Many times people see change as a negative thing, but change can be for the better! Your attitude determines your altitude is a quote from Joyce Meyer and it is so true. Had that goose just looked up a little it could have seen freedom was a matter of about five feet away! So close, yet not realized because all it could see was the immediate. That is where we go wrong many times! We think the present will be the future, too! We think of the past and magnify all the negative experiences and think, “This has been my life, why expect anything different? “Because God has a plan! Jeremiah 29:11 Amplified Bible says, “11 For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome.”
That is God’s will for our lives! We need to look up and stop looking at just what is happening in the present. This moment is temporary! Look up in your attitude. Be positive in faith! Know God’s plan holds mighty promises! They may only be “feet” away! Don’t miss it by looking down on yourself or your present situation, or even your past!
Remember when God gave the rainbow as a promise to Noah and the future generations to come He would never flood the earth again? Was the rainbow on the ground? Was it directly in front of him? No, it was in the sky, a place we all have to look up to see! Look up, because that is where God plans for you to go!
Blessings to you, dear reader! I hope this daily devotional was a spiritual encouragement for you! See you soon!