Sometimes I want to trade the box I am living in for someone else box. It's those time I usually lose, not my salvation, but I lose my attitude toward what ever is causes me to want to trade. I become focus on me, me, me.
I think you get the picture of where I am. It's been a couple of bad days because of my health which causes my box to stink of self pity. My box will probably get a little more shabby as I age, but it's the box God given me.
One things that remains the same and brings me comfort, calms my worries, helps me deal with, "whatever" my box, is the fact of being a child of God.
Everything else may change but not who I am in Christ. I may act like a brat at times but I am still His, bought and paid for by His precious blood shed on the cross. He knows my box, He is in my box all the time with me, never leaves me.
Just a look into others box and the heartaches it contains is enough to bring me out of my self pity box.
I am not hiding out in fear for my life and my family life.
I am not on a respirator that is breathing for me.
I am not crying with grief because someone I love has died.
I am not having to begging for food to feed my family.
I am not living in a make shift tent.
If you are a child of God, you don't lose your status if you have a bad week. - Timothy Keller
I think I will play in my own box, how about you?