|White Caps on the Atlantic|
I was driving to work, feeling tired and not looking forward to the start of my week. I turned on the radio station and usually listen to hard rock stations. I began flipping through various stations and came to one of the local Christian music stations. I like Christian rock music sometimes but I don't listen to it regularly. There wasn't music playing, though. It was a sermon. Usually, I just pass on by but something caught my interest and I began listening when the pastor asked, "Why do we struggle?"
He explained that we struggle when we shift our hope in God to hope in something else. That something else is usually some kind of outcome (i.e. a new job, a promotion, more money, etc.). All of these somethings will always fail us. Maybe not right away but, at some point, they will disappoint us. We're never satisfied with things.
We can be completely satisfied with God, though. He is the only one who will never disappoint. He is our one true rock. Deep down inside, I know this. Really I do. I just don't know how to embrace this. I declare that I am going to give things to God and wait for Him to show me the path He has in mind for me. But, what does this really mean? How do I do this?
This pastor on the radio began explaining how we center ourselves. Center ourselves in Christ. Okay. I remember thinking that God was being very concrete at that moment. Sort of like He knew that I was too overwhelmed for subtle hints.
I didn't plan on listening to this sermon on the radio. I almost switched to a different station. I am certain that God was speaking to me that day. He was very clear. I remember thanking Him for this because I just wasn't in the mood for subtlety that Monday morning. I came away with a new mantra for my life: stay centered. How simple. How beautiful.
*I'm participating in the 2013 A to Z Challenge. Every day in April (except for Sundays) I will be posting according to a letter of the Alphabet. To read more about my theme, click here.