No, I’m not perfect, nor will I ever be so, but I can learn to look for perfection insomuch as God places it before me. Okay, even when He has placed it before me I didn’t necessarily notice, because I hadn’t learned to look, or perhaps more importantly, listen.
If we are going to ask God for, whatever, we need to tune in and pay attention. When’s the last time God sent a plague to ensure He had our attention? Yeah, I wasn’t there either! So, what I finally discovered, and I repeat time and again, is to listen for the whispers. Look for the signs that God places in our path. Slow down and spin that tuning dial in your head and really pay attention. Do I always get what God is wanting me to understand and do? Nope! Do I always try? Nope! Shame on me, but I am only human, so I give myself forgiveness when I stray. I thank God, every day for the big and the small, and for what He has put upon my path. Yes, I do still trip, but now I actively seek to understand what and why He placed it there. I listen for the whisper. I want to understand. I must also be patient.
I have read some of the most amazing and beautifully written poetry and confessions and witness recently than I have allowed myself in a very long time. It is part of me tuning in and paying attention. While I am not now, nor will I ever be a scholar on the Word of God, I can certainly seek His love through my actions. It begins with me and I must allow it to grow and go in the direction He directs. That’s a more difficult task if you get caught up too much in the world, but it is a task worth taking on. Agreed?
Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.”
The takeaway of this dialog is to love God, yourself, your neighbor and not allow the world to overtake the good in you. In His image you were made, so maybe that should be good enough, and maybe our eyes will see and our ears will hear when God drops in.
Then will the eyes of the blind be opened and the ears of the deaf unstopped.