Lately, I’ve been having a sort of epiphany; its seems that we often times put the gifts God gives us above God himself. Its a completely ironic thing to do when we think about it, however, we seem to do this ALL the time. How often do we pray for our _________ (career, future spouse, spiritual blessing, etc.) yet neglect praying for more of the ONE who gives those things?
I liken it to taking guitar lessons ONLY to become a better guitar player. How often do we settle short for what someone can give us? If the young student would only realize that his guitar master not only knows all the ins and outs of the guitar but possesses abilities, skills and insights that can ONLY be passed through a relationship!
We need to realize that if we settle for what we want we’ll never find it but if we settle for a relationship with God, we’ll find both the gifts we wish to acquire and a relationship that infinitely out ways what the world has to offer.
Marinate and apply.
-Long Jack Lobo