Last week, I watched a movie of based on true life events about a helmsman who pursued a strange and strong tide.
While he steered the sailboat, I could see his determination from his breathing pattern and facial expressions. He pushed on without giving much thought to quitting or even protecting his own life.
In comparison to the above mentioned helmsman, many a time as God beloved, we get so fascinated by what we want to achieve or accomplish, and how we want to get these things immediately (ASAP, as most people say), that we neglect the pursuit of God.
And observe what the Lord your God requires: Walk in his ways, and keep his decrees and commands, his laws and requirements, as written in the Law of Moses, so that you may prosper in all you do and wherever you go.I Kings 2:3 (NIV)
We allows our plans outweigh God’s, thinking to ourselves, “God understands”. Sure, maybe He does, but what do we gain when we chase success in self development, career, academics, marriage and other pursuits, then proceed to give God half-hearted service?
Like the tides in the movie came and went, anything thing we have or pursue here on Earth can only last for a while. It will eventually come to an end. But God’s ways are eternal, and the rewards of seeking them are exceedingly greater than what we can gain by our own strength.
But blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him.Jeremiah 17:7 (NIV)
Consider pursuing God, vehemently.