I don’t like change.
I’m a man of routine and discipline. I get up at 4:40AM. I spend time in God’s Word. I read. I blog. I exercise. I eat a bowl of cereal. I shower and get ready for work. I drive the same way to the office. And my day continues.
It drives me crazy when things get switched around with the patterns that exist in my life.
I came home from work last night excited to see my family and hungry for dinner. We were having leftovers which doesn’t bother me at all. In fact, I like to eat the same things we ate earlier in the week. (I usually eat the same exact thing for lunch every day – yogurt, cheese stick, granola bar, and two pieces of fruit.)
When we sat down for dinner, I was “directed” away from MY normal seat at the dinner table to a new seat. My wife said I needed a change in perspective. I’ll admit that I was reluctant to sit anywhere besides MY normal spot at the table. But I have also come to realize that a change in perspective can STRETCH me to experience new things, to see things that I would normally miss, and to walk in other people’s shoes.
My “new” spot at the dinner table wasn’t all that bad – except for the glass of water my son spilled on me. We joked that my new perspective was a wet perspective.
How can you change your perspective today? How could a change in perspective change things for you? How could this change STRETCH you?