Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Inside, Outside, Upside Down

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A favorite book that I read to my children when they were young was Stan & Jan Berenstain's Inside, Outside, Upside Down. The goal of the book was to teach spatial concepts to young minds.
I can remember my children and I laughing as we read together, seeing the different 
situations that Brother Bear found himself in while inside of a box.

From going in and coming out to right side up and upside down, Brother Bear navigates the new experiences, and in the process learns new things.

I don't know about you, but sometimes I find myself on the inside, not able to see what's going on out there.

Other times I feel like an outsider, trying to get in on what's going on around me.

And then there are the times where my life feels like it's totally upside down.

Isn't that what God does to us and for us? We find ourselves in situations, relationships, and environments where we have to learn how to grow, relate, accept, comply, respond, and forgive.

And in the process we discover that the most important thing we have to do is trust Him.

Let's not shake our fist at our difficulties, but rather embrace them as vehicles to shape us into better people and better leaders.

Question: What do you do when you find yourself Inside, Outside, and Upside Down? Share your thoughts below in 'comments'.

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