Life: The Journey
I wanted to share an old post that I wrote about a time that changed my life and will hopefully help to change yours.
A close friend of mine had just died in a tragic car accident. Some of her closest friends and I pulled together at the last minute to make the 12 hour trek down to Florida for her funeral. It was not even a question of whether we should be there or not. If it was one of us, she would have done the same thing. I learned a lot through this trip at the end of September (2009). A lot about God. A lot about myself. A lot about true friendship. A lot about grief and living in a way that matters: an act of worship to God.. We all laughed. We cried. We were stretched and grew..
Life is in many ways as much about the journey as it is about the destination. However, we often lose sight of that and, out of our blindness, don’t even realize what we’ve done and how we’ve subconsciously rejected God by trying to fulfill our dreams on our own terms. We begin to think that the unfamiliar places God promises to lead us through are behind us and that the bumps in the road will be smoothed out before we get there. But all too often God chooses to smooth things out and shed light on the subject after the fact. Possibly not even until we are perfected in glory. We will always only “see through a glass darkly” until we are in the full presence of our Saviour (I Corinthians 13:12). We may get to see more at times, but our vision is limited – we are blind.
So I guess my challenge is this: enjoy your time with God, and have lots of it! Remember that there are some things you won’t ever know in this life, and don’t need to.. so trust God from every ounce of your being with every intricate detail of your life. But most of all, stop seeking direction and instead seek your Director! Put all of your undivided attention on Him.. It’s more about who He is and less about what He does for you. Be content to be, so long as you are “being” in Him!
Posted on October 19, 2011, in Christian Living and tagged Christianity, Church, Church Ministry, Family Ministry, Life, Pastor, Religion, Student Ministry, Youth Ministry, Youth Pastor, Youth Work. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.