Interestingly, I discovered this just days ago when I realized my normal position as I walk around my yard throughout the day, on and off all day long. With many dogs to care for, I am often picking up dog poop – so often, in fact, that I have learned to look down much of the time. What I did not realize is that this position has become the norm for me. I wondered, when I admitted this to myself, if I would cause my posture to become this way as I grow older. But now that I think about it, I am less concerned with my physical posture looking down as I am with my tendency to look down at my circumstances instead of looking up at our God – who is bigger than all the world’s circumstances combined.
Though I do not walk around museums and cathedrals in foreign countries where it would behoove me to look up, I am living in a world where I would benefit beyond measure if I would learn to change my posture. Certainly I need to look down in my yard both to pick up poop and to avoid stepping on it, but in my walk with the Lord I need to learn how to change my posture.
Am I the only one who tends to look down and miss what is happening up above? Or are there others like me who need to work on their posture? I am guessing I am not alone. Perhaps others will join me as I learn to look upward – setting my heart and focus where they belong. On Jesus the Christ.
Col 3:2 “Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.”