Saturday, February 9, 2008

Life is difficult. Here's why.

This one is going to be short. You’re out doing something fun on a Saturday night and in the odd chance that you actually see this post and it’s not buried under Sunday’s or Monday’s, you won’t want to read much.

So here it is:

Life is difficult because we are called to run toward a finish line we cannot see.

The truth of that sentence is laid out in Deuteronomy 12:5.

But you are to seek the place the LORD your God will choose from among all your tribes to put his Name there for his dwelling. To that place you must go

We, you and me, are to seek the place. We are to actively look. To search and, as the verse continues, to go to that place. And where is that place exactly? It’s where “your God will choose.” He’s going to choose it, we don’t get to. He’s got the destination planned out but we don’t get to wait until it is revealed.

We have to keep moving forward, to keep running and moving and going as hard and as far as we can. Only we don’t know where we’re going. We know a little. I mean we have an idea, but at the end of the day, can you really say with any degree of accuracy where you’ll be in 40 or 50 years?

You can’t and that’s why life is difficult, because not knowing doesn’t mean we can’t get going and that’s a little frustrating.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

In case you are wondering, your posts from Saturday and Friday were written specifically for me.....thank you, thank you!

thirdfloorthoughts said...

again, you and I are together in our thinking... I would rather have Him be in control... but, I am a control-freak... ugh... the dilemma

robyn collins said...

always up to a challenge of my consistency... you should know that both of your blogs figure prominently in my daily devotion and quiet time... not exclusively, but predominantely. i love the calls to follow and love and to be obedient to the actual example as opposed to our interpretation or memory of the story. thank you for drawing out the applications with boldness and a sometimes unspoken call to action. God has used you to shed light on some previously hidden truths (from me at least).