To pursue the Presence of God is to pursue a person. To pursue a person is a choice for vulnerability.
Vulnerability means I show up and let myself be seen when I can’t control the outcome.
There is no insurance, no guarantees, just an invitation to an adventure. An adventure to courage, to living authentically, to living truly free. This is what pursuing His presence invites us into.
We can’t control God anymore than we can control a cloud.
Psalm 37:5 says, “Give God the right to direct your life and as you trust Him along the way, you’ll find He pulled it off perfectly.” What we do with this verse reflects how we see God. What are the lens through which you see God?
If we see Him through the lens of love, freedom and trust will result. If we see Him through the lens of fear, control and distrust will be your go to.
God defines himself through the Bible and through your faith. Don’t let disappointment, experiences with people or atmospheres be your lens. Get your lens from your digging in with God and your faith walk with Him. Don’t give this away to others.
When we chose to pursue Him and embrace the adventure, we find that God is good!
Do you know that He is good?
That is on the other side of you valuing something other than control.