Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Hey! Listen Up!

Here's my dilema lately. I've seen this reflected in my own life and in the lives of some of those around me. This dilema is that i seem to be "Missing" God's work around me. Daily i feel him probing me to do this or say that and even when i think i've done what he wanted me to do, something happens and i feel like i've missed the point. I find myself asking this question, "did i not hear correctly or did i not listen at all?" In my life God has always been very present; very real and tangible to me throughout my days; He still is this to me and i know that he will continue to lead me but what i want is to be a better listener. If, daily, we were seeking him in all that surrounds us weather that be conversations, jobs, opportunities, tasks that weigh heavy on our hearts or a simple "hello" in the parking lot, then we should be seeing His work surround us and be in awe of the intricate detail of His beautiful Will. God desires to use us daily, He is working out His plan all around us and somehow, we forget this. We are too busy and too distracted to see how He is trying to get our attention and say, "help me out with this, i want to use you here."God does NOT need to use us, He is not limited to using us in His perfect plan, no, not at all; He DESIRES to use us and longs for us to be involved in unfolding his beautiful work. We are worth something to Him and we are working along side of Him but we have to be willing to listen for our cue. Let's be listeners and watchers of God's work in action. Life is to busy not to see the beauty around us and the plan that God is leading. Let's Listen Up and Keep our eyes on the task. He's doing big things and we can be a part of it!

Acts 20:24- "Therefore, I consider my life worth nothing to me if only i may finish the race and complete the task that the Lord Jesus Christ has given to us, the task of testifying to the Gospel of God's grace."


  1. I like to think of it this way.

    I am a child standing in the dark on a path. Christ is standing directly behind me holding a lamp above me lighting the path ahead. Too many times I see what Christ is revealing and I run ahead only to find myself in darkness wandering off the path. I cry out to him and seek the light.

    It is not always about seeking results, it is about the path and what he teaches us while walking with him.

  2. That's a great way to think about it. I want to learn from the everyday experiences but i don't want to miss the big picture either. I think as i strive to look for the little lessons, i fail to see the big picture. But while i'm looking for the Big Picture i'm missing the little lessons. I'm not saying that God is unclear in how he speaks, what i am saying is that I just need to walk with him consistantly and let him teach me how he will. I cannot miss the point if the point is my leader.

    Thanks for the thoughts.

  3. Anonymous9:51 PM

    Any other dilemmas lately? Wouldn't entries for a long time..... :) RV