I can’t be your Jesus.

PinterestIt’s true. I can’t save you from the toughest time in your life. What a lot of people don’t understand is that usually they look towards people for the answers they want. They sit there, with big sad eyes and just wait for the next words out of my mouth. Honestly, sometimes I wanna say “you suck” but the truth is, I can’t be your Jesus. Just because I follow Christ doesn’t mean I know anything more that you do. All this time you’re investing in others, that precious time could be used in communication with Christ. Yes, God uses us in many ways and I believe He has called us to be comfort to others. However, when people don’t even seek God but just humans, this turns into an issue.

I’ve done it before. I’ve only asked advice from my friends instead of asking God. Sometimes we think that God can’t give us immediate answers, so how about just text my friend right away. That’s just the thing. We begin to transition from only seeking humanly advice without trusting in God for direction and clarity. We’ve got it all in reverse! Us people on earth and not saviors! Ultimately God is the only One who can fix things and direct someones life. What we can do is be there for emotional support, love on people, and let them know we are praying for them. The rest, leave it up to God because if God is for us, who can be against us?

Remember Psalm 118:8 says “It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man”.

Life is TEMPOrary.

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Okay, so, what God has been distinctively teaching me lately are small details that are creating a much larger picture. He has taken things out of my life and added new things. Kinda like a replacement. Only more frustrating…ha! He has made me use my brain…which is exactly what I’ve asked Him to do. He is making me rely on my own Faith, define my Faith, and bringing me through sticky situations. Through all of this, I know He only wants me to be thanking Him. With this, He wants to soften my stubborn heart. See what I mean? After one step, then another, and then one more until everything links together.

So more specifically (or more overall), He has taught me to stop the frick with worrying about every frickin detail of life. You know why? Because it doesn’t matter. Everything on Earth is temporary. What matters is your fate: where you end up. I read the other day in Hebrews about how death is inevitable. We all face it. But as Christians, we are saved from the sting of death.

Don’t take me the wrong way. Please, continue to have your goals, your life desires, your picture perfect future, and enjoy life. Have your “you only live once moments.” But just remember that what we are experiencing on Earth is a millimeter of what’s to come. Think about it. If life were a 12″ ruler, life right now would probably take up just 1 millimeter! Bet you’ve never heard that analogy before! Muhaha!

Anyways…don’t let your life consume you. I know I’ve changed the theme of this post about 5 times, but welcome to my brain’s thought process.

Peace homies.

Love.

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Tonight I realized what God’s love is really all about. I could take the next year to write out each detail and what I know about love, but let’s save that for later. When talking about love, I’m not bringing up topics such as relationships between a romantic couple, or maybe your love for chocolate. Don’t get me wrong, that does apply to the word “love,” however I’m here to talk about His unfailing and never changing love for us sinners.

In my eyes, God’s love is an umbrella around my life. When I look to Him, I search for His love. I am happy to say that I completely  (110%)  rely on His everlasting love on a daily basis. I look for it in everything I do. Sometimes I ask myself “Is what I’m doing pleasing God, and will he still love me?” This is such a hard question to ask at some difficult times, but knowing that His grace is sufficient for us makes me feel better, well most of the times at least.

For me, everything that I want to get out of God falls under the Love Umbrella. With His love, I also receive grace, compassion, comfort, healing, faith, and trust. If I did not find love in Him, then I know I would be confused with his other offerings.

Everyday, I try not to find love in worldly things whether it is an item or person or anything else. Ultimately, I want to fully rely on His love (which then every one of His other gifts come pouring out) only and no one else’s. Yes, I will always adore, love, appreciate, and comfort my friends/family. But when it comes to a particular area in my life, I know that His love will be enough for me.

 

1 John 4:19-20

“We love because he first loved us. If anyone says, ‘I love God,’ yet hates his brother, he is a liar. For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen.”