The image I see is of a man, standing at the edge of a cliff. He is blindfolded, trembling, and terrified. Worried, he is, that his life will soon be over. There is another man present, sitting at the edge of the cliff, right next to the first man. He sits as though sitting at the edge of a pool with his feet in the water. He's at peace, and basking in the Sun, taking in the grandeur of all he sees from such a high point. What on earth does this represent? I'm so glad you asked!
The man standing is ME! The man sitting, is God! Over the past few months, the spotlight has been on my Faith. Heart and Mind, battling against one another is never a good feeling, and is never something that should be allowed to go on for too long. Faith is a choice we make before leaving the house every day. In this particular case, I was leaving mine at home and wearing a blindfold instead, failing to see God all around me, even sitting next to me as I approached my decided end. LOL! Yeah, "decided end"! We, humans, can often decide things for ourselves that God NEVER intended. THAT subject matter is a book in itself! Anyway, just in the last week, I've chosen to put a little more Faith in my pocket as I left for work each day. Even while at work, amidst all sorts of adversity and evil spirit, I'd take out a bit of my Faith, enough to put a smile on my face and enough for others to see they have NOTHING on me. Wednesday, I took the blindfold off completely, only to see God sitting there, looking back at me. He said, "I was wondering when you were gonna quit all that playin around!!"
He asked, "Have you fallen?" "No", I answered. "Then, why are you worried about a fall?", He replied. I sat down next to Him and we talked. He suggested that I take a look at all the my sight could reach from such an elevated place. Beautiful, Grand, Huge, Amazing, I thought, as I silently soaked in all His Creation. After a little while, God simply stated, "I RUN THIS!"
Allowing myself to worry, as much as I did, I feel ashamed. KNOWING all the things that God has brought me through, worry should not be an option. Nor should it be in my vocabulary. "Fear" and "worry" are blindfolds, preventing us from seeing even our own pasts. Fear and worry magnify our opposition, but we have got to respond as David did, in 1Samuel 17:45, "You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty.......!"
I guess I'm just thinking out loud.
HAPPY FAITHFUL FRIDAY Y'ALL!! I LOVE EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU!!!
Bryan Hollomon Williams