by: Lynn Passet
When I was younger I played just about every sport there was. I enjoyed football, basketball and baseball and even hit the tennis ball around and later got hooked on golf. I was active and running was a big part of my athletic years.
However; as I got older I lost the interest to run and be as active as I was in my younger days. Now, the only running you'll see me do is from the living room to the refrigerator during TV Timeouts to get something to eat or drink!
But how many of us have also tried running from God? We'd rather not have to face the responsibility of being faithful to God and we look for reasons to bolt the moment someone expects something more from us! In Psalm 139 we see that there's really nowhere to hide from God because he's always here with us.
"Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you ar there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even thre your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast. If I say, "Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me," even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you. (Psalm 139:7-12)
It's important to know and understand that the Lord is omnipresent, which means he all knowing and that he is everywhere! Each of us has been given a specific responsibility to help grow the kingdom of God. That means each and every one of us has something to do!
You can try to hide or run away from God but he will always track you down and continue to point the way back to him. There's a famous phrase that says "You can run, but you can't hide!" and that's true when it comes to God also.
So, stop trying to hide and stop trying to eliminate yourself from God's wonderful plan that he has for you! Instead; open yourself to him and allow him to use you and serve him in any way that you can! God's waiting for you and he'll wait as long as he has to -- after all, he's got all the time in the world!