Saturday, January 9, 2010

Hot on HIS heels!

                                                                                                              HOT ON HIS HEELS!
Guys, girls, have you EVER been HOT on someone's heels?! You know, where you have like a HUGE crush on someone and it causes you to do totally irratic, and pathetic things?! Like maybe you just sorta go just little bit on the STALKERISH side of life?! I sure have! Quite a few times actually to be honest. ;D  I mean I have done EVERYTHING from- well never mind I won't EVEN tell you all my secrets...However, there is ONE time that stands out more than ALL the other guys I have chased. When, I was 14, as you may have read in my story The Little Messenger, I had a HUGE crush on my pastor's son. I would do ANYTHING just to be around him. Wherever he went, I went.  If someone was looking for him everyone would just be like, Ok, WHERE IS MARY?! Find her and you'll find HIM! Cause they knew, where he was I WAS! I was HOT on his heels.
Its easy to follow someone around when you have a huge crush on them, but what about God? Are you HOT on his heels? I recently came across the Hot on His heels theory, while reading Peculiar Treasures by Robin Jones Gunn. In this book, the main character, 21-year-old Katie Weldon, a college student attending a Christian College. Katie is in her last year of college and is still trying to figure out what she wants to do with her life after graduation. She is talking to her student advisor and she says that she is just waiting to see what doors God opens in her life. She says the whole saying, You know if God closes a door, he can always open a window. Julia, her advisor kinda bashes this whole theory. She tells her that God is not limited to open and closed doors and that we shouldn't base our decisions on "The Doors of Oportunity." She says that we should base our decisions by being, "Hot on God's Heels!"
When Katie doesn't understand. Julia demonstrates her theory for Katie. Julia gets up and walks waaaaay across the room. Sits down on the couch, then says something to Katie. Katie can't hear what Julia says, so she walks across the room to Julia and says, WHAT?! And Julia repeats herself. "I said, "Thats it!" Katie is befuddled so Julia explains that they were together talking, but then Julia moved across the room. She said something to Katie, but Katie couldn't hear her from where she was, so instead of staying where she was, she got closer to Julia so she could hear her.
"Thats what I think it's like with God," says Julia. "If you want to know what he has to say you just follow him. You stay close. You ask and you keep asking, and you listen. He'll make it clear. The closer you are to him, the easier it is to hear what he is saying."
After reading this ALL I could say was WOW!!! It makes so much sense. We try and get the answer from other people, but all we need to do is get closer to God so we can hear WHAT he is saying. I recently lost my job that I have had for the past 5 years. It's kinda left me in a befuddled state. It seems like NO ONE is really hiring. Even in the stores in the mall, say that they are ONLY accepting applications. So I've just been kinda like trying to figure out what would sound cooler? Do you want fries with that? OR Do you want whip cream on your latte? LOL But I've decided that this year my goal is to be "Hot on God's heels." I don't know what all God has in store for me, but I do know that the only way I can find out is by getting close enough to hear what he is saying. I'm not going to just wait for him to open a door for me to walk through.  I think i'm gonna refocus my stalking skills onto God this year. ;) I'm FOLLOWING him!Where he goes, this girls going too! I'm "Hot on HIS heels!!!

 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart;
and lean not unto thine own understanding.  
In all thy ways acknowledge him,
 and he shall direct thy paths.
Proverbs 3: 5-6