How many times have you said that to yourself? You don’t want to call a friend to meet up because you think they should be contacting you. Or you do constantly contact them but they never reciprocate the kindness.. how do you feel? Frustrating, I know. It feels like a one way relationship with our friends sometimes and I struggle with that a lot, especially recently since I’ve came back to HK. I wonder if its gotten to the point where they’ve taken me for granted but God spoke to me this morning while going through the last section of Exodus.
What we seem to forget all the timr is that the way we want our friends to give us attention and care about us from contacting us, that’s the way God wants US to be with him. He wants us to speak to him daily, to spend time with him, he wants to get to know us and our daily ramblings! Half the time, we get so caught up in our own lives that we don’t spend time with Him as much as He wants us to but you know what’s great? No matter how little we make the effort to spend time with Him, He continuously knock on our door, sitting right outside for whenever we remember and get the chance to open it- He will be right there sitting on our doorstep.
Perhaps thats the way God wants us to be. He wants us to mold us to be more like Him. It was a reminder that no matter how frustrating it is feeling like I am always making the effort, I need to always be there with a smile for my friends whenever they do come and open the door as I continue to knock and make myself avaliable for them.
“…The LORD, the LORD God, compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in lovingkindness for thousands, who forgives iniquity, transgression and sin…” – Exodus 34:6-7
I’m blessed and thankful that God allowed me to have this realization but this by all means does not mean I won’t feel frustrated or upset, but knowing it is a first step to God molding my heart. It’s also realising that I don’t want to be worshipping “The Golden Calf” of The God to relationships- depending on people and our relationships for our happiness and joy.
Perhaps this doesn’t make sense to many people, which is fine because this was more for me and my own thoughts and reminders than anything else. Hope you all had a good weekend!
Side note: I just finished the Book of Exodus and it is GREAT!