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It Never Hits Home Until It Hits You
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9/20/2011 10:36 AM
Minister of Christ Jesus
(Tyrone Alexander)
 
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blog originally posted 8/17/2010 9:33 AM

Sometimes when God gives us hard things to do, we think, "Nah, He doesn't really want that," and we try to reason ourselves out of the responsibility to follow through. I've gotten strange reactions from people because of following through with the things God has given me to do, but I always tell them you would do the same thing if you experienced what I did.

We never want to acknowledge things that don't fit in our worldview until it hits us personally. I was just like everybody else too. Blissfully ignorant of God and the hidden nature of our spiritual reality until I was shown otherwise.

The things I've experienced gave me a different perspective on the stories in the Bible. They used to be fairytales and nonsense to me, but since I've seen how real God and spiritual things are, I've only had awe and empathy in reading Scripture. The stories really did happen. The people were as real as you and me and the things they went through finally hit home.

That reality never hits until it hits you personally. I just couldn't relate before. Most of us can't. Let's face it, it's hard for us to relate to Jonah being swallowed and regurgitated by a giant fish, to Moses being called as a leader by a burning bush, or to Mary getting pregnant still being a virgin. Definitely out of ordinary stuff, but none of it is impossible if you know God.

Sometimes people ask why don't they see or notice anything unusual in their own lives? There's a lot of reasons why you may not have noticed anything unusual. One reason is if we don't acknowledge God, He often won't reveal more of the hidden parts of reality to us. Another reason is we are too preoccupied with our lives and what we think is important to notice anything else. We focus too much on the wrong things, which makes those signs and nudges that God gives us very easy to ignore.

We have to keep focused on the right things, though, if we're ever going to let things "hit home." You are as predestined for a purpose in God's plans as I am, but your true destiny can fall away if you're not paying attention to all the clues He's given. Understand your part by slowing down, listening intently to the many pieces of guidance woven together, and then follow through...



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