I am alone in the dark… almost. Sitting in a room typing on a keyboard with just enough faint light allowing me to see the keyboards. I would say rest easy, friend, but with all of these thoughts whirling around, I must also say, take it one step at a time. There is so much more to life than going through the motions, but it is a whole different ball game as you start to fly by the seat of your pants. A happy medium will suffice!
As I think about everything – all my dreams and aspirations, I far too often think to myself, ‘Where is God?’ Well, honestly, he has always been with me. I am his child, we are chosen to walk with Him, but we must accept Him. My identity lies in Christ, not in a lot of money, fancy cars, or dream houses; granted, those things are SUPER nice, don’t get me wrong, but the question that comes to mind this evening…
Why do we wait to talk to God when we need something important?
A decision must be made? Someone must be saved? We need an A+ on this assignment, but we haven’t talked to him in days, perhaps weeks or even months, what happens then? It all comes full circle; you find yourself in a whirlwind of emotions and don’t understand which step to take.
Yesterday I was listening to Kent Bolinger speak on the Word FM, and he made a great point. When you’re learning to fly a plane, you do not fly through the clouds, because if you do, you don’t know which way is up or down. Mr. Bolinger explains a time when he found himself upside down, but he was having the time of his life. ‘Why are they keeping us from having so much fun?’ For our protection; so we don’t end up lost and somewhere we are endangered.
In the same vein, take leadership, take your current position at work. When you have a question, you try to figure it out right then. You don’t wait until you have a problem, you search it, you ask someone, you pursue…
Isn’t that what God wants?
He wants us to pursue Him always. His greatest desire is a relationship with us, not some fancy checklist us mortals made. He wants our hearts; He wants us to thrive in glory with Him throughout our daily lives. Jeremiah 29:11 is one of my favorite verses, but the follow up verses are great, if not the greatest, “12 Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart” (NIV, Bible Gateway).
I don’t know about you, but tonight that brings a challenge to me!
Here are some quick takeaways to challenge yourself in seeking truth:
- Make plans, but trust God’s is greater.
- Live your life, but more importantly, know that you have time for God. He always finds time for you.
- Even the things unseen (God) reveal to you our Creator. Trust the beauty of this life is real.
As always, my friend, feel free to share this with your friends.
Be a champion.