We live in a world that will fool you into believing that the deck from which your cards came is stacked against you. Likewise, when things are going pretty good you might unwisely think you’re just lucky on that or any other particular day. In each instance, this worldly perspective will convince you that life is somewhat totally about the luck of the draw. I’m just in recognition mode now and my recognition lets me know that due to an absolute spiritual transformation (mine), life is pretty much consistent, regardless of circumstance and appearances of chaos. I’m just blessed each and every day. And there are not enough hours in the day to say thank you to the Almighty for this rather simple transformation of thought. I’m eternally blessed because from where I sit and I may be wrong about this but, I’m relatively certain that I haven’t missed my wakeup call from God. Personally, it may have been a long time in the making but instead of hitting my snooze button, I’m regularly trying to get my behind out of bed and paying attention to God’s agenda for me rather than my own.
If you think about it that’s a question everyone should be asking of one’s self. Did you miss God’s wakeup call? Did you call the front desk and ask or pray for one? The bible is full of saints and prophets who, when God called tried their very best to sleep through it, ignore it or like some people I know, tried to play past it. Most just tried to deny it. In the bible God just played past the insincere false protest “you talking to me?” and gave each their marching orders. Hello Moses. At times God might even allow you to think you know better than He does. Say what Jonah? Even when you doubt what God is saying, He will still call you back if you don’t pick up His phone the first time albeit with consequences. How about that Zechariah?
Can you imagine missing your wakeup call from God and never getting another one? Remember I’m feeling pretty blessed today and yesterday and also tomorrow too for that matter. There are people in my life now, some who are watching this metamorphosis from the afterlife and rejoicing because they know I woke up one instant before the last ring of my last wakeup call. It’s that better late than never thing. I am downright giddy with the reality that God said ring him up one more time. I pray a prayer of appreciation now that I never knew before. It starts and stops with thank you. It includes the reality that one day I will die knowing that God loves me and that fact gives new meaning to this thing called life. If you’ve ever missed a wakeup call, then you know it has a tendency to ruin an entire day. If you miss God’s wakeup call, I believe it can ruin your whole life and the one after that. There is someone reading this right now who knows the feeling of having just gotten in under the wire; catching a plane, making a meeting, getting to the store right before they locked the door. Maybe you made it in time to actually talk to the clerk into letting you in before the store closed. The negative anticipation is replaced with relieved enthusiasm just to know you made it. Whewwww! Thank God! I made it! I may not get to heaven but I can honestly say I do know the way. The rest is up to me. I don’t know about you but I think that’s worth shouting about, to some extent. It’s past time to answer your phone.
May God bless and keep you always.