Looking Over His Shoulder

Annoyed.

Maybe even a bit frustrating.

Or the thought – What have I done wrong?

These are some of the feelings/thoughts that I have when I am working at a task, in a world of my own and someone comes up and looks over my shoulder.

If I am honest, and let’s be, I feel as if I am being second-guessed and that I am not achieving the outcome that is expected. Or that I should be somewhere else.

And let me say it before you do –

This does not even make sense!

I am usually busy at a task that I do often or am well equipped to perform, so there is no reason why I should feel this way. And to add to this, I know that I shouldn’t.

I could be an encouragement to others or be encouraged, but no my head goes directly to being concerned or frustrated with the other person.

God has challenged me on this.

Challenged me on my perspective.

God can provide for me a clearer perspective, a view of the world, a better view of today, tomorrow, and further into the future. He provides this to me by encouraging me to ‘Look over his Shoulder’, a much greater vantage point!

God sees the whole picture, the view He has of the past is as clear as the future.

And to add to this – The Holy Spirit equips me with understanding and revelation as I am perched high and able to look over God’s shoulder.

How did he show me this? Through the eyes of a child!

I was busy creating and had the joy and privilege of having my grandson by my side. As he keenly watched and queried about what I was doing I was suddenly made aware that he was asking because he wanted to know, and he was keen to learn new things. He recognized that I have a higher view than him. And I was the honoured one to be able to share this with him.

He looked to me to provide clarity and direction, and did so without hesitation. And as he innocently asked and keenly took up the new challenge, God spoke. Trust me, watch me and look over my shoulder, I am keen for you to go places and learn new tasks.

Reflecting back on my grandson, the view that he sees from watching over my shoulder is exciting, it is from the best perspective.

So I am now learning the new art of Looking over God’s shoulders and taking in the view.

Hop up on God’s shoulders and hang on as you gasp at the view.

God will take us places.

 

Blessings

xx

Deb

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One comment on “Looking Over His Shoulder
  1. Leanne says:

    Too true! Great insight. Thanks Deb 🙂

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