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Depth, compassion and love are the tools Carol uses in her written communication. She paints pictures with words and develops concepts into application. As a mother of two daughters, one twelve years old and the other two years old, Carol is busy but makes time to express what she is learning about God in her life.



by Carol Ilbery

Have you ever heard Kenny Roger’s song “The Greatest”? It’s a cute little song about a boy playing baseball by himself. He throws the ball up in the air and swings at it, trying to hit the ball. From the listeners’ perspective, you think he’s trying to hit a homerun and keeps missing. When you reach the end, the little boy says, “Yeah, I am the greatest there’s ever been, but even I didn’t know I could pitch like that.” He wasn’t trying to hit a homer, just a no-hitter.

So many times in my life I have looked at things as the listener in the song instead of the boy playing the game. And I can’t help but wonder just how much I have missed out on because I worried that this didn’t go that way or that wasn’t just the way I was sure it should have gone. I was focused on my perspective and not God’s.

God is quite gracious as He gently reminds us of these lessons in life if we fail to remember them. This isn’t the first time I have forgotten to look through His perfect eyes instead of my flawed ones. But the reminder wasn’t a harsh one—just an old song with a gentle tune to remind me.

What is your perspective? Are you seeing it through your eyes or through His? Just ask and He will adjust your vision as needed.


Copyright © June 28, 2007 – Carol Ilbery. All rights reserved.



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