If you’ve spent any amount of time on this blog or around me in person, you know that I’m excited for The Avengers.
I published my first Avengers post almost seven months ago.
I thought about flying to Namibia just to see the movie.
I mentioned The Avengers in my Good Friday sermon.
I couldn’t be any more excited for a movie, which is why I am so disappointed that The Avengers has been postponed. At least for me.
I’ve been looking forward to tomorrow, May 4, for a long time. Unfortunately, though, May 4 is quite the busy day. Instead of sitting in the theater on May 4 watching the Avengers battle Loki and that unknown army of his, I will be at church.
Our church is hosting the Chick-fil-A Leadercast and I am emceeing the event at our church. I’m excited for the Leadercast and looking forward to the event but I am a little disappointed that it’s postponing The Avengers.
The Leadercast only goes from 8:30-3:30, though. There should still be plenty of time to see The Avengers on opening day, right? I wish. May 4 also happens to be the day of our annual Overnighter. We gather all of our high school and junior high students together for 10 hours of fun and games, from Friday night to Saturday morning.
So after months of waiting for The Avengers, I won’t even be able to see it on opening day.
But, really, who cares?
I care. But, when put into proper perspective, having to wait a few more days to see The Avengers doesn’t really matter. I want it to matter and I may act like it’s a bigger deal than it actually is. But, when it comes down to it, it doesn’t really matter.
I spent 243 words writing about how bummed I am that I can’t see The Avengers on opening day. That’s 243 more words than that topic deserves.
Sometimes we get so focused on the little things in our lives that we miss out on the big things. When we get to the end of our lives, hopefully the sum of our days will be more than the movies we saw on opening day. God wants to do amazing things with our lives but our narrow vision can keep us from seeing that reality.
By God’s grace I know that Friday will have more value because I’ll be spending my day serving others and hopefully expanding God’s kingdom. If it weren’t for that grace, though, I could easily get so focused on postponing The Avengers that it would ruin any chance of God working through me.
God’s vision for our lives is much bigger than we can imagine. When we focus on the small things it keeps us from grasping that bigger vision. We need to remember that there’s more to our lives than what’s right in front us and that God wants to do something through us that we might not even see.
How do you stay focused on God’s larger vision for your life?