Being in the center of God’s will.
This idea is surely the subject of many sermons, songs, church discussions and personal thoughts all over the world. However, I’ve always wondered why it’s so important to be in the middle of God’s will and even more controversial to suggest that being there doesn’t mean you’re doing anything good. The best example I can think of is one of Jesus’ disciples, Judas. If there was anyone who could have a legitimate claim that they were smack dab in the middle of God’s will, it would be him. You can’t tell the story of Jesus, his life and death, without including Judas. His role was very important. Sure God could have used different events to accomplish the goal of redeeming mankind, but he chose Judas to play a critical role in the death of Jesus. Wouldn’t that make Judas pretty happy? “Hey everybody, look at me! I’m in the middle of God’s will.” Boom, a few days later he hung himself. Doesn’t seem like a happy situation to me.
Wouldn’t it be far more special, far more personal and far more fulfilling to dismiss the idea of making sure we’re in the right spot at the right time, and just pursue God? What a relief! Pray, seek, pursue the Lord. That’s about all there is to it. We all have gone astray like sheep do, but thankfully He hasn’t run away from being our shepherd. Take a deep breath, trust the Lord. Soon enough you’ll probably discover God is in the center of your will.
Anyway, that’s just sort of what I’m thinking about during halftime of Monday Night Football.