My past weekend went real well compared to the past few weeks. God has been trying very desperately to pull me back towards him. I have been very distracted, glancing at every little thing thrown my way, when God was the one holding my hand all along. I should have been looking at where he is leading me!
My pastor told us a story today. He saw his young niece break a very fragile cup of hot coffee after her father specifically made her promise not to touch it because he knew she would break it. And that story is like a story of us. We make promises to God, ensuring him of the things we will or won't ever do -- only to end up breaking it and hurting God. Our intentions might be right, but many times, it is hard to carry out the very things we've promised to God, doing things that are pleasing to him. Many times, we are holding God's hands, walking with him, but not really seeing where he is taking us.
Today's message is to never lose hope in the Lord because without hope, life can be full of pain and fear.
Life can be quite dark without a glimpse of hope. Even through all my distractions, I hope that I can still see the light at the end of the tunnel because God is slowly sculpting our life story into something wonderful.
So my prayer is that no matter how distracted we are, we will still know that God is leading us to somewhere beautiful, and that when things get dark in life, we will never give up hope because if we lose that -- if we lose our hope and faith in the Lord, then there really is nothing else that can save us. We would just be wandering lost souls.
So thank you Lord. Thank you for being my savior, my guidance, my counselor, my love, my faith, and my hope. Let me continue to love you with the rest of my life, and I pray to God that you will help me keep all the promises I have made to you. I love you, Amen.What is being a distraction in your life? How can you get more focused?