This was posted by a friend who wished to stay anonymous. Often I find my heart wandering. I have chased the winds in the mountains pursuing the outdoorsman life, sought after the love of family, which care little of much more than themselves. This does have exceptions yet I find my heart chastening after much more, something more. I have had a relationship with God for many years and he is fulfilling but aside from spiritual fulfillment I do concur that everything truly is meaningless. We eat to grow, and we live to die. I used to believe this was a sorry life, that it just wastes time. My thinking has changed but I find my heart troubled with much.
There are so many things in this life that are distracting, tantalizing, and all out intriguing. Our lives are shaped by who we are now and whom we choose to let in our lives. As a man that I look up to once said, I am jealous for my future. Not because I seek to know my future but because I choose to shape it so that it has every chance available. Whether right or wrong, I do have the option to choose who partakes in my present because I care for my future. We only get one future.
There are so many things to be distracted with in this life it makes me wonder how we see past the fog. Clarity is a must as life is fogged with shiny things. We are no better than a raccoon that is caught in a trap seeking pretty little things. Our own lives are stalled and we get stuck in situations waiting for things to change. We aren’t willing to let go of the problems because they are shiny, exciting, and curious. We are trapped forever in our own creation of what life is for.
Seek first the Kingdom and the rest shall be revealed. It is a statement that brings about questions. We get so lost trying to figure out how we should seek the Kingdom that we simply lose track of why. The “why” is important, as it is the reason we were created. Fulfillment of our souls is possible. Wandering is not necessary. So many things are possible if we just seek God and his mission forsaking our own. I am not telling you to quit your job. I’m not telling you to quit doing things you enjoy. I am saying however, to quit allowing them to distract you.
We are brought into this world with or without a family. We require food, water, and shelter to live. Everything else is just a bonus. Nothing else matters besides our relationship with Jesus Christ. These are things God has promised to provide us. If we seek him are we not creating a future for ourselves? It is food for thought. The truth is that we need nothing else to live. We are rich beyond our own understanding. There are places in this world that struggle for water and food. We struggle to buy a nicer car, when the car we have runs and drives fine. Is it wrong to buy a nice car? No, but letting it cloud our view or shape our future is ignorant. The question to ask yourself is how much do you need to be happy? I want to challenge you to write down 10 things that you think will make you happy. Tuck this list away and come back to it in one year. If you have achieved any of these things, is there not something better? Are you truly satisfied with the things on your list, or do you need more things. Maybe they will satisfy.
Water can be seen through, the sky is invisible but for some reason if you mix the two you can’t see twenty feet in dense clouds. Our lives are exactly like this. We choose to place importance on things and elevate them into a perfectly clear area or path and make it clouded. Each is fine when in their own perspectives, but out of place they find confusion and chaos. They can bring storms, torrential downpours, or drown a turkey. (Sorry, had to throw that one in there)
What am I getting to? Our lives are too important to let others or things shape our futures. You only get to live once and your choices do shape everything about your future. Life is all about love. One man’s compassion for humanity and his mission to save every lost person this earth holds. Seek first his kingdom, his mission, and show his love and compassion. The rest will fall into place. In due time; the rest of the things in life will reveal themselves. John 3 16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. 18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. 19 This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. 20 Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed. 21 But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God. God bless you all.