Sunday, June 20, 2010

Calling... No Answer

What started out as something fun for a young man seemed to turn into an obsession. It was keeping him from his faith and from his wife and daughter. He was turning out to be someone who he wasn't. His ways started to get worse, he didn't seem to care about anyone or anything. He even neglected the chores around the house for this obsession. A game, a virtual world that consumed every minute of every day.

He often seemed to hear on the radio, on the tv and even through the signs of others God trying to call him back. He didn't even care, he brushed it aside as if it was nothing. He didn't even write anything, he was writing for all the wrong reasons and starting to loose himself. Where was this caring, loving individual who as a younger child cared enough to tell someone about a man that was passed out.

Where was this man who was so excited when his daughter was born after years and years of sorrow and disappointment. What happened to him? Why was he being so selfish and not listening to Jesus. Was he really willing to just throw his entire life away without a care.

He lost a good friend who believed in God, they talked often about stories in the Bible. He even dedicated a story to his friend. It was how much he cared about people. He just lost a relative who had a great heart.

He was playing with fire, did he think he wouldn't get burned? His ways and the course he was taking was bent on destruction. He kept hearing the voice of God though many different things, but why wasn't he answering the call. He was acting foolish and stupid. Was he really wanting to goto hell?

One day, he started to think really hard, in the previous days to weeks he started to feel a great weight bearing down on him. He was going through enough troubles in his life with his health, his job and whatever else it was. He wanted to be free, he wanted to be healthy and to return to work.

His daughter was about to turn three and he wanted to be the Daddy that she deserved. It meant so much to him to just let go of everything and be there for her and his wife. He knew that God was really reaching out to him, he wasn't going to just sit around and wait. He had to do something, he stopped playing the game that took up most of his life. He made a promise to God that he would be himself again, spend time with his family and do Gods will.

A card that he received on his birthday party only a few weeks ago really hit home for him, it reminded him of who he was and he wanted to be honest with the Lord and no longer hold it from him. This is what the card said from his parents. It's something that really opened his eyes, but also reminded him of who he truly was. A caring individual who loves everyone and wants no one to suffer.

"When A Man Has A Good Heart
And Lets It Guide Him
When He Seeks What Is True
And Strives To Live By It
When He Understands His Own Gifts
And Does His Best To Share Them
That Man Does Himself
And All Those Who Love Him Proud"

A Reminder that God is calling him to continue writing so those who are down will see there is light at the end of the tunnel.

Keep Smiling Friends
Jesus is there and he does care!!!
He reached out for me, he will reach out for you! Remember that!


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