Ever Been Wrong But You Didn’t Know It by Gloria Toti

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Do you have an anchor?

What areas of your life seem as if they are put together, but the foundation is not there?  

Don’t frown right now, we all have those areas where we are a strong 6 or a weak 2 in areas of life, but they don’t have to stay there.  

We can change our ways and watch our immaturity become maturity. 

Or our weaknesses become strengths. 

Or our un-beliefs become beliefs.  

I have a story to share with you all of how my immaturity was staring me in the face, and I couldn’t see it.  It was in the late ’80s where I would have protested over the inconvenience of wearing a seatbelt.  I dogmatically told people that they were too constraining and inconvenient. 

I was so immature. 

This new law was intended to keep me safe, and I didn’t want to change my ways.  I liked life, as usual, thank you very much.  

Cars had actually been fitted with these safety belts since the early ’70s, and surprisingly they were not being worn.

Instead, mom’s like mine used her arms to hold us back if she braked – while we stood up riding in the front seat next to her.  What were moms thinking back then?  They were not thinking beyond the norm and belief that everything is going to be fine.  

Well, my immaturity really MATURED when I strapped Nathan’s car seat into the backseat of my car – I wanted him to be safe.  

I could have screamed at that moment for everyone to hear, I love seatbelts.  

And, then came the day, when human error caused the entire child seat to slide over while removing my infant son from the car.  I won’t tell you which parent failed to do the belt check before driving away. 

It’s hard changing out those seats from car to car when you can only afford one.  

Reality would have told us baby Toti was safe, but that was only partially true.  The only seat belt engaged was from his little car seat, but it was not grounded or anchored to something stronger than itself.  

We needed to see the unseen in order to keep him safe, and we missed it.  

In our lives, sometimes we don’t see the whole story.  

It’s easier to see what we want to see and then we miss part of the reality that’s all around us. 

There is so much going on in our world right now, and we as God’s children need to be anchored to something bigger than ourselves.   We need to be able to see the unseen.  As in seeing God.  

Although we can’t see the God who breathed this earth into existence, He is there.  

He is our strong anchor… and yet He is unseen.    

There is a war being fought in the heavenlies between two kingdoms and it is made up of what we cannot see – such as God, angels, demons, and eternity. 

Too often, I believe many only see the safety God offers us as an inconvenience or too constricting.  We might even find ourselves calling them worthless distractions but are they – or do we see the hand of God’s mercy working on our behalf?  

Psalm 119:37 – I will turn my eyes from worthless things; preserve my life according to your word.  

The foundation can become solid and you don’t have to just go through the motions – and you can put on your spiritual seatbelt at any time during the ride through life.  You will need it. 

Let’s be honest with ourselves of how often we see the world not as it is but as we are… 

and maybe it’s time to put a hold on the conditioning of our view and broaden our scope.  


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  1. Mary Lanf

    Love to read your vlogs but I can never get the recording to run to hear your voice. Thank you for your openess and realism. Love you sister.

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