The airport parking lot was almost full so finding an empty space was virtually impossible. Running late into the terminal waving your boarding pass you barely miss crashing into some kids. By-passing the need for relief a fast sprint in and out of visitors finally you see the boarding area. Racing to the attendant to hand her your ticket, she points at the window to show you your plane.
“I am so sorry sir, but there is your plane heading down the runway.”
Don’t you just hate that?
That feeling of missing something. A free trip. Lunch with a friend. The job you wanted but didn’t get.
Is it possible to ever come to a place where you never feel you have missed anything?
The answer is yes. Once you have been stripped of everything material, physical, mental and emotional there is only one thing left. The spirit that lives within us.
After we are left with nothing, we begin to get “tunnel vision” where we only hear him, feel him and recognize his voice.
There are issues within our hearts that must take a hike especially since most of our seeking God is self-centered to begin with. Often this is accomplished through the idiotic choices we make, or as Joseph did by taunting his older brothers with his dreams. Moses was kicked out of Egypt for killing a man and David outshined the King.
Imprisonment for 13 years, wilderness living for 40 and running from cave to cave to survive will or should knock the self-regard out of anyone.
Once we have lost the quest for earthly desires, missed appointments or the “all about me fun” questioning what is really important takes precedence. These false choices or actions we had depended on to “make our day” all of a sudden become our adversaries. It is then we first begin to seek God for his presence; to simply sit with him enjoying his company.
We will only find what we are looking for in Jesus. There is no other satisfaction; no other comparable.
“I am my Beloved’s and His desire is toward me.” Song of Solomon 7:10
He yearns for us to go deeper with him so that he may impart to us his secrets, knowledge, wisdom and ways.
As time passes we begin to place him first realizing what a privilege it is to have this personal intimacy with the Creator of the Universe. The joy of being sold out for Jesus trumps all pain, persecution, rejection, abandonment, fun, entertainment, and that lost flight to an earthly paradise.
All of a sudden you comprehend Jesus is paradise.
No need for a plane ticket after all.
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