Seek The Lord

"Set your mind on things above, not on things of this earth. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God." - Colossians 3:2-4

We tend to prioritize the wrong things. We give weight to the wrong things. We stress over the wrong things. Just in a typical work day, I catch myself doing this all the time. I get so upset and frustrated over a situation at work, and by the time I get home to explain it to my husband, I realize just how silly the whole thing was.
Rather than obsessing over all the little frustrations of the day, let's look for God's goodness in them. Rather than scrambling to control the few things within my grasp, let's give in to the flow and respond with obedience to the voice of the Lord throughout the day.

It's like the lazy river at the water park. There are three kinds of people in the lazy river.

  1. The one who swims against the current. They end up in the same place they were already being carried, but they get there slower and much more exhausted.
  2. The one who floats. They're going with the flow, not even making an effort to steer their float to face the front. They have no direction and will probably miss their stop to get out.
  3. The one who swims with the current. These are the ones that get places. With the flow of the water supporting them, they move with ease and speed. They cover a lot of distance and will get to where they want to go quickly with energy to spare.

That's how it is with the Holy Spirit in our life. If you're a follower of Jesus and the Holy Spirit lives in you, you have to choose how you're going to respond to the flow of what He's trying to do in and through you.

Are you going to be disobedient, ignoring His voice and teachings?

Are you going to be complacent, just floating along, but not seeking out His will and purpose for your life?

Or are you going to fall in step with Him, moving in the same direction He's moving and watch Him do mighty things through you?

This looks like getting into scripture and prayer. Seeking His voice not just in your dedicated quiet time, but throughout your day. When you get frustrated with someone or you're dealing with a high pressure situation. It's seeking Him in every moment.
Asking Him for vision and then running toward it.

"You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart." - Jeremiah 29:13

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