Running Away Doesn’t Work

Resting Not Running

The morning started off roughly. Wasn’t sure what was really going on. Tears seem to creep up to the overflow status and just waver there. I put on a worship CD and began to sing as I got ready for work.

I have learned that when I change my focus from me to my Creator, my Father, I can see more clearly.

I spent four decades running from place to place, job to job even church to church. I never found what I was looking for.

You see our happiness, our destiny was formed even before we were. Ephesians 1 says:

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ, even asHe hath chosen us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love,having predestined us to be His own adopted children by Jesus Christ, according to the good pleasure of His will,

He deposited these treasures within me, but I was looking outward. When I began to look within and deal with the things that were not God, there was finally change.

 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD,
thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me,
and I will hearken unto you. And ye shall seek me, and find [me],
when ye shall search for me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:11-13

When we find God in the little things, then we need to tuck ourselves up under His wings like a baby chick does with her mother hen. Our Father loves us and we need to hear His heartbeat for our lives.
Most of my life, when things got too intense, I ran to avoid the pain. I hated confrontation. Soon I found I had gone full circle and this unresolved issue was facing me once again. How many times did I want to go around the mountain? How many times did I want to sing the same song, different verse?

 Like a child I squirm to get free when discipline comes. But yielding to discipline yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness.
It isn’t running away that works, it is drawing closer.

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