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Why Do You Miss Jesus?

I called my friend Matt at work the other day.  I had to go off to take care of some business.  When I came back, he had left me a voice mail.  I called back and, tag, he was it.  We continued this game a few more times and never connected.  Both of our positions kept us from solving an issue that day.

We ran into each other walking into work the next day and worked out our issue.  The problem the day before?

We just kept missing each other.

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I wonder if we don’t do the same thing with Jesus.

We want to hook up with Him.  The problem is that we let so many things get in our way with connecting with Christ.  You name it and it has the potential to be a roadblock to our relationship with Him.

Spouse.

Career.

Family

Retirement.

Theological system.

We tend to tie ourselves to these things fairly easily.  We wrap our identities up in so many things, rather than identifying ourselves fully with Christ.  We become who our spouse wants us to be or simply become identified as a couple.  We become known for what we do.  We become our children’s parent.  We focus for thirty or more years so that we can retire.  We follow a theological system and let that label define us to those we meet.

We define ourselves by we say we are, who we were, or who we will be.  We end up missing Jesus.

Instead, we should be who Christ wants us to be.

What it really boils down to is that we have a problem with the sovereignty of God in our lives.  We don’t let Him rule our marriage.  We don’t let Him control our career.  We try to be the head of our families.  We not only retire from our jobs, but we retire from God too.  We let our theological bent define our relationship with God, instead of the other way around.

We end up missing Jesus.

It comes down to priorities.  We make everything a priority instead of prioritizing our relationship.  That’s what causes us to miss Jesus.

It’s time for us to stop it now.  Stop digging the holes that prevent us from reaching Christ.  Go to Him first, then let everything else fall in line from there.

It’s time for us to quit missing Jesus.

What is causing you to miss Jesus?

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  1. December 20, 2013 at 9:17 am

    Convicted on several levels here, Larry. Love your thoughts on this post.

  2. December 21, 2013 at 6:56 am

    Ouch! Your words are like arrows, Larry–piercing me to the heart.

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