“We have to become the hunter, instead of the hunted.” ~Iyhia McMichael
I can remember as a young girl, I spent many of days in my room trying to understand WHY? I had the infatuation to look at people, things, and circumstances beyond the surface. I knew, even at a young age that there was more to life than what I could physically see; in some way there had to be a deeper meaning to life. I would have this vision of me digging and digging to find the bottom of a thought or a circumstance until I could make sense of the WHY? As I was reflecting back on this thought, I realized, that if I would have stopped at the surface, I would have never known there could be something more fulfilling. I wander if our lives are a reflection of our depth, our willingness to go beyond the surface? I did not know it at the time, but God had given me a gift as a young child that would propel me to use that “digging” as a way to get closer to him and his purpose in my life.
“You have your heads in your bibles constantly because you think you’ll find eternal life there. But you miss the forest for the trees. These scriptures are all about me! And here I am, standing right before you, and you aren’t willing to receive from me the life you say you want” (John 5:39-40~The Message).
I often wander if we are afraid to look deeper because we are scared of what we will find. I reflect back on the days when I was a child and my dad was standing in the water with his arms outstretched saying, “just jump, trust me.” I feel that God is doing the same thing. He is standing in the place where we need to jump into and he is begging for us to trust him. With each new circumstance that we overcome, we have the opportunity to grow; but if we stand on the curb we will find ourselves living life a comfortable surfaced life and not a purposeful life. But, if we reflect back on all the other times in the past that we have decided to jump we can recognize how scary it was in the beginning, but how much those opportunities allowed us to grow deeper in understanding our purpose. God is standing with his arms outstretched saying, “jump,trust me.” If our earthly father will do everything he can to catch us, our heavenly father who knows all things will also cushion us in his loving arms. Jumping can be scary, but God gives us floaties called: Grace, Peace, and Faith. It’s time to spread our wings and fly.
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