Where Are You Looking?
July 21, 2011 Comments Off on Where Are You Looking?
1 Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian, and he led the flock to the far side of the wilderness and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. 2 There the angel of the LORD appeared to him in flames of fire from within a bush. Moses saw that though the bush was on fire it did not burn up. 3 So Moses thought, “I will go over and see this strange sight—why the bush does not burn up.” 4 When the LORD saw that he had gone over to look, God called to him from within the bush, “Moses! Moses!” And Moses said, “Here I am.” -Exodus 3:1-4
What separates the world changers from the world livers is the simple fact that the world changers have a vision and calling for their life. So often I get asked all the time “How do I get a vision for my life?” Well, it’s going to have to come from God and you’re going to have to listen for Him.
Our greatest barrier to getting our vision for our life is where you look for it. I think we often believe that God is going communicate it to us verbally, out loud, like a human voice. Or God is going to take over the jumbo-tron at the next football game and it’s going to flash or some epic dream one night is going to make our life clear for us. While there are those rare cases, it’s usually going to happen in an unexpected situation. For Moses, it was the burning bush…An everyday object, at an ordinary time of day.
Moses was out tending sheep. The bible doesn’t say Moses was praying, worshipping, or meditating on Gods promises- he was taking care of lambchop the sheep. God works in His own way at His own timing.
So what’s the point: God may be trying to speak to you in your everyday life and you’re always going to miss it because you are looking for all the wrong circumstances. God doesn’t only speak on Sundays or when you’re actually reading your bible. God is always present, regardless of your environment. You have to be willing to look for the burning bush, not just the megaphone voice.
God is always speaking to you, but are you listening? You think God isn’t real and isn’t actually worth living for because you’re looking for Him in all the wrong places. You give up on God because He isn’t in the first place you search. God doesn’t go where you want Him to, He goes where He needs to be in your life.
God lives right alongside of you, He isn’t ashamed to go where you go or be with the people you choose to be with. Jesus lived the first 30 years of His life just observing our race- it was the last 3 years that He began to do mighty works and die on the cross. God isn’t ashamed to be around you, He’s right in front of you. Stop always looking for God in heaven, lower your sight and realize He’s sitting in the room with you, He’s going to work with you everyday, He’s running alongside of you, and eating with you every moment of the day.
God isn’t this genie that only comes out so often, He loves you way more than any genie ever could and wants to be apart of your life…everyday. Sometimes we have to be willing to look for God in unexpected ways because He wants to do unexpected things in our life.