Lost in a world where confusion seems to be the norm rather than the exception. Lost in a world of misunderstanding and of being misunderstood. Lost in a world where opinions are canonized and made equal to the Words “breathed” by God. Lost in a world where much is made of man and little is made of Jesus. Lost in a world where personal desires are sought after even at the expense of the “needs” around us. Lost in a world where “righteousness” is displayed and “freedoms” are abused. Lost in a world where rebellion is viewed as a strength and submission as a weakness. Lost in a world where “gifts” are glamourized and love is diminished. Lost in a world where preferences become prejudices and differences divide. Lost in a world where egos are applauded and servants are ignored. Lost in a world where “things” equal blessing and sacrifice is shunned. Lost in a world where our buildings are recognized but His Church is not. Lost in a world where heritage is both despised and idolized. Lost in a world where change is resisted and patience is abandoned. Lost in a world where fear dominates and faith is met with skepticism. Lost in a world where “dreamers” are questioned and “doubters” are heard. Lost in a world where repentance is casual and where forgiveness is limited. Lost in a world where grace is trampled and holiness is confused. Lost in a world….a world created by an Awesome God who in spite of our “lostness” loves us enough to give His best for us and call us to live as conquerors. A God who does not limit us by the things we have lost but sees great value in what we have left. A God who will take the “least of these” and make the most of him and the most over him! A God who calls us from nothing to offer us everything! A God who refuses to let us get comfortable with where we are and continues to press us forward into His intended purpose. A God who loves us enough to send His Son to “seek and to save that which was LOST’.
If everything in our life remained the same, we may would be more comfortable, less stressed and confident but we could very easily give in to apathy, slothfulness, and stunted growth. We cannot afford to treat “change” as a fad statement or as an attempt to claim relevance, but we must come to the realization that life is a series of transitions that take us to the purpose God has for us! On this journey we are challenged to walk by faith and not by sight, continually trusting that we are being lead by the Holy Spirit. It would be great to think that we always get it “right” and that all those around us do the same, but that would not be reality. It would also be awesome if God lined our life out step by step for us to see clearly, but He knows that a huge part of our growth comes by our navigating the uncertain. In life we are faced with a constant battle with the flesh even when our hearts desire is to walk in the Spirit. It is very important that we do not let man’s decisions or even our own, discourage us when things just don’t seem to work out. Over the years I have found that when I place my life, my family, my future, my dreams and my hopes in His Hands and make myself available to God, that He chooses to obligate himself to me and promises that He will keep me, provide for me and yes…. even bless me. I have found that it is not about me (or others) getting it “right” all the time but it is about me following the ONE who is faithful regardless! There is much that I don’t understand, but to think that I need to somehow “explain God” is rather foolish! I am totally comfortable placing everything in this truth….. that I know He has promised to never leave me or forsake me. He knew me before I was ever born, His plans for me are greater than my plans and His dream for me far exceeds the greatest dream I could ever have for myself! If I appear blind it is because I am….I am blinded by faith in the ONE who I have found NEVER loses sight of me!