“Everything I Ever Wanted”

In some ways this sketch might be the opposite to the last one in this series titled “Someone Like Me” because the man there had nothing that this man has. Then I began to consider how very fleeting the answer “I’m not seeking anything” can be.

That may be easy to say when you have a newborn with ten fingers and ten toes and all seems wonderful, but what about when there is a cough that won’t go away? Or the baby doesn’t respond to light or sound? Or doesn’t develop as expected?

Then there is a desperate seeking for answers and cures. Illness, disease, and disaster can come so quickly and threaten to take away what we treasure the most. Then we will be seeking again, perhaps more desperately than ever before.

At times, life can feel so fragile and precarious, particularly when seeking Jesus is not part of it. Without Him, there is no steady anchor. All of our earthly desires and fulfillments can be swept away, leaving us battered by the waves. Can we be our own anchor? (I don’t think so. Can an anchor be its own anchor? Still, I know how very difficult it can be to trust anyone else, even Jesus.)

Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast… Hebrews 6:19 (KJV)

What is perhaps jarring for me to consider is that perhaps both the man in “Someone Like Me” and the man in “Everything I Ever Wanted” may be spiritual equals in the eyes of God. One shrouded in darkness, the other bathed in light. One having nothing of what he wants, the other having all that he wants. Yet this is only what our physical eyes see. We lack God’s spiritual eyes into the heart.

Prosperity of things, even good and wholesome things like a family, may not be a sign that someone is diligently seeking a relationship with God. In fact, that may be a greater spiritual danger than not having prosperity at all. Perhaps that is all the more reason to hold fast.

Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;) Hebrews 10:23 (KJV)

Without a doubt, seeking Jesus is a good thing, but once having found Him, are we letting Him be our anchor? Are we holding fast?

6 thoughts on ““Everything I Ever Wanted”

    1. Thanks, and I appreciate that this meant something to you. I had started off writing with a completely different message in mind but changed it at the last minute this morning. I actually felt that the post was too broad, but now I’m thinking maybe that’s okay. Thanks!

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  1. “Without Him, there is no steady anchor. All of our earthly desires and fulfillments can be swept away, leaving us battered by the waves.” I guess it’s because I know how tough it can be even with God in my life that I wonder how anyone keeps going without Him as their anchor. Great post!

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  2. “One shrouded in darkness, the other bathed in light. One having nothing of what he wants, the other having all that he wants.”

    This is what I imagine when Paul says “For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do.” We are forever (until a time) at odds with who we should be and who we are. one body, 2 paths. God sees both.

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