In this life I find sometimes we chase things with an unrelenting desire to obtain something wither that be a person or an item it can be some as simple as our next meal that we are so hungry that we feel like nothing will stop us from obtaining this no man, beast, demon, or angel will stand in our way I don’t know if you can relate to this felling.
I think it can be difficult to relate something that we don’t understand but think have you ever want something or someone so much that you cut of everything and everyone to get it. There is one that on a daily feel like this to who actively goes out of his way to reach people regardless of if man thinks these people deserve it, he places people into situations where normally they wouldn’t find them self, and he often leaves the 99 just to reach the one.
In my own personal walk I’ve seen this happen anytime In life, anytime in my life where I have to make a decision I ask God for a sign of three an example of this was when pastor shaw asked me to be a youth leader years back it must have been 2017 or 18 just before pastor Stephen was appointed youth pastor I was still working in Asda and Pastor Shaw had called me twice and I couldn’t answer because I was behind the counter and I was thinking to myself what could be going on that he’s ringing me I was thinking the worst I generally do when he calls be he posed the question to me do you want to become a youth leader? My reaction was let me think and pray about it and I went behind the fish counter and stood in the chiller and asked God if you want me to do this will you please show me three signs.
I can tell you I asked shaw to give me a day or two to think and pray about it give God time to either show me the three signs or not show me I guess I can tell you shaw called me about two in the afternoon and by about four that same afternoon I had all my signs one wills stick with me for the rest of my life. It was some random lady who came to buy some fish off me that stayed and chatted to me for a good 30-40 minutes all about God and youth work and that was a positive situation where God used someone to help me reaffirm something in my heart that I felt called to all ready.
On the flip side of that I’ve battled with spells of depression most of my “adult life “ now I would say I’m a pretty chill guy so much so some people have said if I was any more laid back id be a deck chair, but there are situations in this life that we get bogged down on if that’s losing a loved one, feeling alone in the world or just feeling inadequate trust me that you aren’t alone but God has put people in our lives that are there to build us up and keep us on track and I’ve been lucky enough to have parents that have been amazing for that and also spiritual mentors that have spoken in to my situations and help reach me back from despair to show me that we serve a good and powerful God and when my mind says I'm not good enough God, you're enough for me
The consistent thing in very situation in our lives is God and his hand in all we do both seen and unseen and I think it’s important to praise him in both the valley and the mountains in our lives and when we submit ourselves to Gods plan and just worship him even when the world is shrinking in around us that we are worship warriors and we declare CHIRST IS ENOUGH in every situation in our lives and there is nothing in this world that can satisfy our souls but Christ Jesus then we will get our reward in heaven when we reach the pearly gates and we hear well done good and faithful servant
I will praise on the mountain
And I will praise you when the mountain is in my way
You're the summit where my feet are
So, I will praise You in the valleys all the same
No less God within the shadows
No less faithful when the night leads me astray
'Cause You're the heaven where my heart is
In the highlands and the heartache all the same