“For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord.
For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:8-9 ESV
Ever walk into a middle of a movie without knowing the plot, main characters, and setting?
Ever climb a ladder to the top only to find the ladder was on the wrong wall?
Ever take a shortcut only to find yourself in a dead-end street?
If we have lived long enough, most of us will have experienced one of these three scenarios. It is only afterwards the realization hits us that we didn’t have the proper information at our disposal. We may have sincerely believed we knew what we were doing at the time, but the outcome proved otherwise. Hindsight is 20/20.
Isaiah writes that we behave with God the same way. We think we have it all figured out. We have an advance degree from a prestigious university. We have been successful in business. People seek us out for our opinion. We are known throughout the circuit as an expert in our field. Yet what we know is little in comparison to the God who created the little world you live in.
Think about it: God doesn’t need a degree to prove his mental capacity. God doesn’t need money to acquire buildings, land, or food. And God doesn’t need people to do his work for him.
At times it seems we act like we know the answer when in reality we are probably more lost, confused, and ignorant than the next person. In short, we inexcusably spend valuable time chasing after the low hanging fruit instead of developing a relationship with the owner. We pursue love, joy, and peace instead of the Source. We search for a new experience, mate, or career thinking it will give us the satisfaction we seek instead of the Planner of Life. Our focus is on the benefits rather than the Benefactor.
If you want the abundant life, stop chasing it. Instead refocus your heart, mind, and soul to know Him who made everything possible. For when you start hanging out with the Lord of Lords, you can’t help become more like Him. He changes you. It is not what you do but instead who you do it with that matters. When you learn to walk 24/7 with the King of Kings, your relationships will bloom. Your love life will grow. Your focus becomes to please Him. Not so you can attain an abundant life. But so you can hang out with the Abundant One. There is no other place you would rather be. Your focus is on Him.
Rooting For You in Christ!
Executive Director & Founder
Marketplace Bible Institute
& Resource Center, Inc
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