What if God is Waiting for You to Show Up
What if God is Waiting for You to Show Up?
Life is hard, isn’t it? We look at others and convince ourselves that life if so easy for them. They look perfect, they behave perfectly, their marriage is perfect and their children are as well. Then we look at ourselves and see all the crazy. We see our imperfections, recall our outbursts, fret over our relationships or lack there of and we dwell on our parenting debacles. We want better. We want to be better. And we already know the answer. We love God and we know that He is our answer. Somehow… He is supposed to make use of all this and even use it for good. But… we just aren’t sure how.
We know that our quiet time is important. We make a stab at it on a regular basis. We read something – a devotional, a blog post, a couple pages in a Christian self-improvement book – and we call it spending time with God. But by noon, we have absolutely no idea what we read this morning. Our mind was swirling about all the things we need to do today. There were interruptions and interference and we just could not focus. We are stressed and overwhelmed and quite frankly – completely exhausted.
What if God is waiting for us to show up? What if it is not enough to just go through the motions, doing the minimum to mark it off the list? What if what He is asking is simple, but we are making it hard and missing out on much?
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me, with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:11-13
What if God is waiting for us to show up with all our heart? Not distracted, not rushed, and not planned out by us. What if we realized that He was already sitting at the kitchen table waiting for us to show up? What if we pulled up a chair and acknowledged that we were sitting before the Great I Am, the Creator of the Universe, the One who spoke this world in motion, the One who sent His Son for me, the One who loves me with an everlasting love even though He knows everything about me, the One who has offered me grace upon grace upon grace and still wants time with me? What if we showed up? What if we bowed our head and whispered, “Father!” What if we told Him how much we loved Him, listed out all we were thankful for, asked for forgiveness for yesterday and then asked Him what He had for us today?
What if God is waiting for us to show up? What if He is waiting for us to run to Him, knowing that He is our safe place, our strong tower, our refuge? What if we show up? We will find Him there. He will offer us peace, He will offer us hope, and He will show us His way. Before we know it, we will realize that life is not as hard as we had believed once we place our day, our circumstances and our family, in the hands of the Almighty!
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