Sometimes, I get stressed about impressing God.
Maybe this comes from
- churches I grew up in,
- my own personality,
- or just a case of I’m-gonna-show-everybody-I-can-do-it pride.
I know, it sounds a bit silly.
I mean, how do you impress the one who created the sun, moon and stars? How would any one even dare to attempt to trump His great plan of redemption?
Don’t even go there.
But what about the achievements within our grasp? Can we dazzle someone somewhere if we work hard enough?
Possibly someone, somewhere. Maybe even thousands or millions everywhere.
But, not God.
He knows everything that’s been said, written, danced, conquered, accumulated and overcome in some way shape or form in any corner of anywhere.
So, what’s the big challenge? What can we do?
- Read His word,
- Talk to Him every day.
It’s the most profound thing you will ever do.
Love Him with all your heart, all your soul and every bit of your mind. Let your love of God push every slimy bit of idolatry right out of your life. Nothing will change you more powerfully.
Love people. Reach out to other human beings with integrity and humility. Forget bungee jumping. Loving people is the most courageous thing you will ever do.
I know, I know. I was the one running around in a panic trying to do something extra-ordinary to impress God. I was the one caught up in what didn’t really matter at all.
Be patient with me. I’m a bit slow but I’m learning to
- Love God.
- Love people.
Every. Single. Day.