11-15He replied, “You’ve been given insight into God’s kingdom. You know how it works. Not everybody has this gift, this insight; it hasn’t been given to them. Whenever someone has a ready heart for this, the insights and understandings flow freely. But if there is no readiness, any trace of receptivity soon disappears. That’s why I tell stories: to create readiness, to nudge the people toward receptive insight. In their present state they can stare till doomsday and not see it, listen till they’re blue in the face and not get it.”
This post is for all of my friends who have issues.
And as my friend Rob Link says, “If you have a pulse, you have issues.” It’s part of the human condition, the effects of the Fall.
I noticed something about myself just this morning. My friend Jeff emailed me today saying that myself, along with Pablo Giacopelli (the author of the next book to be published by Heart & Life), were mentioned in a podcast last night with Gary Barkalow’s Base Camp group. The “campfire conversation” was on the topic of “Risk.”
While I haven’t listened to the podcast yet, my response to my friend Jeff was “Thanks…Risk is where God shows up, and that is where I want to live.”
Pablo was copied on the message and he replied back saying, “You’re going to like the podcast Kev. My address is R.I.S.K 007. Love, Pablo.”
I cracked up.
It was at this moment I realized that my forecast for living is not the actual way I live. I forecast my life a lot. I “want” to live with Risk. I “want” to live where God lives.
Do you all know what “False Humility” is?
I believe that is where I live most of the time. I live in this place of “longing” and “want” thinking that is humility, instead of resting in the assurance of what already is true of me.
The truth/reality is, I am walking with God. I am living a life of risk (I left corporate life 5 years ago to start a ministry to men, women, and families with little certainty of financial stability). I do live where God lives. Instead of hoping for it/desiring it/wishing for it–I am living it already.
Anyway, I’m tired of the forecast. Real Life starts Now. It reminds me of a quote that same friend Jeff sent me:
Eat Pray Love (2010)
David (James Franco)
Apparently, I am not the only one who lives outside of the “now.”
Are you tired of the forecast?