Saturday, June 11, 2011
Trust me when I say i'm not a runner but the image of someone running helps me convey what I feel we tend to do in life… We run ourselves crazy both physically & mentally but what is it that we are in pursuit for? Is it Christ centered? This week I've allowed my distraction with life to run me ragged all the while I didn't realize it was actually distracting me from my pursuit towards Christ. Not that I've officially "backslidden" but my mind isn't on point the way I like it. I desire to utilize the ability to filter through the good stuff & the bad stuff and then decide easily what I allow to stay. The only way I have successfully achieved that in the past is to fill up with the Word of God & focus on Christ alone! If i'm not daily pursuing what would be pleasing to God in my life then I fail. Period. Not that I classify myself a failure but I miss the mark when I don't fight for my daily time with Christ. It's in that alone time I find intimacy with my Savior & gain peace that no man can rob from me regardless my current circumstance.
I have to realize that people will let us down..it's life. I get to decided how much I focus on someones actions or words towards me that are hurtful or not edifying to my life. It's me that decides that "I have the mind of Christ" & declare that no matter what, that I will see all through the eyes of Jesus no matter the level of hurt I my have suffered. I guess more than anything I realize that it's in my pursuit for Christ that life will happen. Disappointment, hurt, anger and all of the above will occur but it boils down to this. Who is your heart in pursuit for? Your own interest or the will of God? I know from experience when it's Christ you're running after & you get off track He will lovingly guide you back to Him even if it hurts.
Today I'm just thankful that as spoken from God to Israel in Jeremiah 31:3 "I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee." Yes it's with lovingkindness that our Savior desires for our pursuit in life to be grounded in Him alone. It's in our pursuit that we gain understanding of who God is and all the He is able to perform.
Let me end this post with this...Continue on in obedience to God, pursue Him with all that you have, love all you are given the opportunity to come in contact with….You will not regret a single moment of this kind of pursuit! It's the only one I'm after…