SQUIRREL!! Do you spend dedicated time alone with God, or
are you “chasing squirrels”? It happens to all of us. You just get settled in a
quiet place, you’re talking with the Lord, or just listening and the phone
rings, or you think of the call you said you’d return, or the laundry that
needs to go in the dryer…on and on.
If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that if you want
wisdom, understanding and a good day…you better start it with some lone,
non-squirrel time with the Lord! In that lone time, be ready to hear from God
too. It’s not just a one-way conversation from you to Him. He will speak back
to you, to show you, lead you, reveal something to you. You may not like that
revelation either, so be prepared. It may be your stubbornness, impatience
levels, anger, hidden dishonesty etc. God is not tormenting or rejecting us in
these revelations, rather He’s trying to let us know what parts are still
broken and need repair.
And…hold on…it gets tougher…sometimes He has to get us
alone by various afflictions and hardships, broken hearts, sickness,
rejections, broken relationships…oi! But don’t despair. Being alone with Him,
no matter how or what the circumstances, is the best thing you can do. It makes
all else melt off and lets us see the truly important things in life. All else
is just details.
Get to it Soldier, take that hill…and shoot those
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