I have no great lesson or even words of wisdom in this post. However while reading my Bible recently, this verse really struck home for me.
Jeremiah 29v11-13 ” For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope. 12‘Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. 13‘You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.”
What really stood out for me was verse 13 where He says, “You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with ALL your heart.”
I don’t know about you, but I know more times than I’d like to admit I am not seeking him with all my heart. I’m not even seeking him with half my heart. I’m seeking him with whatever I have left after being mom, wife, teacher, chef…you name it…He gets what’s left. And though the Bible says he mends our brokenness (Psalm 147v3), I don’t think he wants us to always and only seek him half heartedly and in our brokenness. My husband doesn’t want to only be greeted by tired, worn out, stressed out, nagging wife…He wants me to greet im with enthusiasm and happiness and I feel God’s the same way. He will take us in our broken state…but He wants us to seek Him wholeheartedly as well. He doesn’t want to be an afterthought, He wants to be our first thought.
I know in my life, when I want something our need something it sometimes because more of a gimme gimme gimme situation…and I stop seeking the will of God. I stop considering His plan for my life and it becomes more about me…when really it needs to become more about Him and less about me.
So, maybe I’m reading this all wrong (feel free to correct me it’s you think I’m wrong) but this is the conviction I got while reading this passage.