I love life. I love faith. I love God.
I love pursuing him and the life he purposes for me.
But…that love wanes at times. Sometimes I’m tired or overwhelmed or hurt, and I just want to give up and give in. I’m done. Those moments and seasons are difficult and dark.
But I’ve lived long enough to know God fans the flame and reminds me of his goodness and presence. My passion for pursuit reignites and grows, and I am energized once again.
As I settled in for the night recently, that’s exactly what happened. It would have been easy to flop into bed and collapse. I was tired. But I kneeled beside my bed in obedience. And I called out to God in my weariness. And I was suddenly overwhelmed, not with the burdens of life but with the presence of God and my commitment to him.
So, I told him. “I will pursue you no matter what.” That no matter what phrase is a tough one.
A pursuit is not constant. We’re not completely consumed with the pursuit so that we neglect everything else in our lives. But what we pursue with perseverance is an underlying drive in our lives. We are never too far from the pursuit for long.
What or whom are you pursuing?
Be careful. Your pursuits can take you to many places. Choose well.