Thursday, March 15, 2012

It Matters

Not only have I heard it, but I’ve also said it more times than I want to remember.
Questions such as:
Where would you like to eat?
What would you like to do?
Where do you want to spend vacation?

Those questions quite often lead to the response: “I don’t care. It really doesn’t matter.”
Then we get upset when someone chooses something that we really didn’t want. When you think about it, we are some messed up people. J

Battery Park
(New York, NY)
Unfortunately, we treat our ‘process’ with God the same way. I think many times God simply wants us to care about where we are headed as much as He does. When ‘it’ doesn’t matter because God is going to do what He wants to do, prayers become purposeless. 
When we get a complexion that God is for us, but He also must have something against us…fasting loses its meaning. 
When we just don’t care, joy is stolen from our lives because our emotions are regulated by the happenings we experience.

Following Christ is all about surrendering our will to His, but that is not an excuse to just start living like ‘it really doesn’t matter.’ There is a scripture that I am putting to memory this week that seems to fit here: Matthew 6:33 says, “Seek the kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and He will give you everything you need.” Living righteously is a choice to care. Caring enough to live above reproach. Caring enough to not be affected by the happenings around you so much that the joy of life is stolen away.

Rockefeller Center
(New York, NY)
The point is - deep within us, it does matter. That is why we get bothered when someone does make the choice, but we really wanted something else. God would love to give us our hearts desire, but we choose to give the impression that we really do not care.

By chasing after the kingdom of God and giving our best to live by God given principles, it forces us to care. Show the savior that this life He has given to you really does matter. He will then give you everything you need, to get where you desire to go.  

1 comment:

  1. Oh, thank you, husband might actually pick where we're going to eat now! lol!! {excellent post, my dear man...}