I recently had ‘em handed to me by a good friend. He said, “When I see someone running as hard as you run, I wonder who he’s trying to please.” He didn’t even think “Is he trying to please someone?” He knew that answer. The question was who?
Most of us start out trying to please our dads. That’s the “who” for some of us all our lives, whether we realize it or not. For years, each time I’d get a promotion or a raise, I’d call my dad before I’d call my wife. Never thought about what that really said about the most significant “who” in my life.
But after surrendering to the Lord and “replacing” my earthly dad with my Heavenly Father, things changed. I released my earthly dad of all my expectations; from all the things I wished he had been and done. I forgave him and accepted him “just as he was” for the rest of his life. But before long, I was driving just as hard as a sold-out Christian as I was as a secular-focused man before. Why?
Reality is we make God our work. We make Him something we do. The church LOVES it because we fill all the volunteer jobs; fill the seats and the fill the offering plates.
But we miss what God really wants.
Those are things that flow from the Holy Spirit living in our hearts when we stop being human doings and become human beings.
Question – As you reflect on this week, have you been a “human doing” or a “human being” this week? How much time have you really spent just being with your Heavenly Father? Tell us what you’re going to do differently next week . . . and how.
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