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  • Writer's pictureBy Pastor Andy Plank

Putting It Into Perspective . . .

September 25, 2022

My brother came over to the house and we sat down to watch the Titans and Bills play Monday Night Football on TV. We were ready to go. We had our chips and salsa and were in good spirits. Turns out, as ready as we were, the Titans were not ready and ended up getting ran out of the stadium. If you could imagine ten different ways to lose a football game, you would have seen all ten Monday night as very little went right for our boys in two tone blue. As you might expect, the next morning, many Titans fans feel like the team is hot garbage and the season is already ruined. Can I remind all of us that as bleak as things look right now, there are still fifteen games left and there is plenty of time to turn things around? Quite often, we humans tend to take bad situations and foresee the worst possible outcomes. If we have a headache and are a little bit dizzy, we think it might be a tumor. If our vehicle’s check engine light comes on, we think the engine is ready to fall out. More times than not, my headache is caused by sinuses and the last time the check engine light came on in my truck, I feared the worst, but it was only letting me know that the gas cap was on crooked and needed to be tightened! When it seems like everything is going south, can I encourage you to slow down, breathe, and look at the big picture? In my experience, more often than not, things aren’t as bad as they seem and even if they are, we still need perspective. If my headache turns out to be a tumor, Nashville has terrific doctors and I’ve got THE Great Physician on my side. If the engine on my car falls out, both the engine and the car can both replaced. Getting through the immediate situation might be challenging, but God will see me safely to the other side, and He will get you there as well. All we need is perspective. In fact, even if the Titans go 0-17, football is just a game and there is plenty of life left to live!

Grab hold, be blessed and then go be a blessing . . . Bro. Andy

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