Dec 4, 2009

Avoiding God

"One often meets his destiny on the road he takes to avoid it."

An intriguing quote from one of the great philosophical movies of the last several years...Kung Fu Panda. It's intriguing because at times it can be reflective of our experience with God. At least it has been that way with me. There have been moments in my past when I tried to run away from the calling God had on my life. Several thoughts and emotions creep in and influence the choice to flee.

Fear. Hurt. Frustration. Disappointment. Doubt. Disinterest.

But as much as I tried to go in any other direction, one thing became clear. God wasn't interested in my excuses. And he wasn't going to leave me alone until I surrendered to Him. Why do we think we often know better than God? Why do we try to fool ourselves into thinking we will be more happy or more fulfilled as long as we stay in control of our lives?

What do you think would have happened in the lives of people in Scripture like Paul, Peter, or John if they chose a direction for themselves other than where God was calling them to follow? God dreams bigger than we can even begin to imagine.

And He simply waits for us to join him on a road that will lead to an unavoidable Kingdom destiny.