For the past hour or so, I have been sitting here and trying to figure out what I should write about today. I began with a prayer and by reading in my Bible, but nothing seemed to jump off the pages to motivate and inspire my thinking. So I stepped away and not long after, I was challenged by a thought that entered into my mind: “What does God mean to you…”?
For those who have been walking with me on this journey for some time now, you know that I try to be as introspective a person as I can be. So this is a question that, I believe, many of us can immediately begin to provide a response. But once we finish, how much of it sounds cliché-ish? How much of it sounds like something we have heard before or have been trained (either directly or indirectly) to say when asked? What this has evoked in me is a new understanding that some automatic responses are not always the truth.
If such is the case, then I need to return to the drawing board and begin my quest again. Why? Because I need some answers. One thing I do know to be true is that I eventually get the answers for which I seek…even if they are not the ones I thought I would receive.
Has anyone felt like this? Is anyone feeling like this right now? In a moment of honesty with yourself, I challenge you (like I am challenging myself) to really search within and ask yourself, “Who is God to me…”?
Sean Mungin, author of “The Thorn In The Flesh”