In the Holy scriptures we are advised several times to seek God’s will. The dictionary defines seek as searching for or looking for something. Isn’t it amazing how we tend to seek happiness, money, love, fame and the list goes on and on? Yet the word of God says In Matthew 6:33 “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” God is so gracious that he allows us the freedom to choose either His will or ours. While He lovingly stands by with answers to all of life’s questions including some of the most popular questions of all time such as, who am I, what is my purpose, where do I belong? All these questions have only one true answer. Proverbs 35:6 gives us a glimpse to finding these and other answers. It states “Seek His will in all you do, and He will show you which path to take” simple isn’t it yes, it is. I grew up with truth however, I longed to be just like everyone else, I wanted to experience the things that I perceived as fun. As a young woman I had some personal experiences that the enemy used to distort my view of relationships and social interactions. So, when I was coming of age those personal experiences spoke louder than the truth of God in my life. It took several years of intentionally seeking God for me to understand that truth does not compromise it just is. This week I was confronted by a friend, and she asked me a very poignant question, why did you pull away when I was just trying to be there for you? I did not have an answer, but as we continued the conversation and listened, it was as if a vail was lifted from my eyes. The Holy Spirit said to me do not listen to defend, just hear what she is saying. It made all the difference in the conversation. I heard her heart Then we allowed God to heal us both. It was one of the most honest and mature conversations I have ever had. When I left, I was not sure where this relationship would go but, I was certain of one thing that God had restored both of our peace of mind and we would forever look at each other with grace. It was in the moment that I had nothing to defend, that I found true freedom. And I was able to hear, my friend and see the love that she truly had for me. For the very first time I was living out John 8:31-32 “To the Jews (all people) who had believed Him, Jesus said, if you hold my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” To this all I can say is that I am so thankful for the grace and mercy of God, at times I feel like I am in the special ed class of following Christ but, He always has a way of giving me the ding, ding moments that makes me so grateful that He is a patient and loving Father.
So, allow me to encourage you today, if you continue to seek Him, He will continue to show up and astonish you and blow you mind every time.