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Hide-n-Seek & Twister

Posted: February 27, 2014 in Uncategorized
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Lost my keys yesterday – you will never guess where I found them.

I was getting out of my truck yesterday morning to come into my office. I opened my truck door, reach over to my cukeysp holder and grab my coffee mug. I then step out of my truck, move my coffee mug from my right hand to my left. I open the back door of my truck to grab my back pack, sling it over my right should and shut the door. I move back toward the front of the truck cab to get my office keys.

They are not in the place I normally keep them. So I assume they must be in a pocket. With my only empty hand (left hand is holding my coffee mug) I go through my right side pockets – my pants and jacket. Nothing. So I reach across my body with my right hand and check my left side pockets – ever see someone do that – it looks like your playing twister all by yourself. No keys to be found. Terrific – not only am I playing twister this morning – looks like its a game of hide and seek with my keys as well.

I do what most people do when the are looking for something that seems to be missing. I look in the place they are normally kept (once again) and other places they could have ended up – still nothing. I look in other potential places in the truck – under seats, in my consol, the cup holder – nothing. I play twister with myself several more times by checking all my pockets with one hand – because I am still holding my coffee. Keys are no where to be found. I pull my backpack off my shoulder and go through it – one-handed. No keys to be found.

I must have left them at home is my final assessment. A bit aggravated with myself, I throw my back pack into the back seat again – I move to the front of the truck cab to climb in. Before doing so I reach across the front seat with my left hand to place my coffee mug in the cup holder. As I sit the mug down into the holder and begin to take my hand a way from the mug – guess what I find – MY KEYS!! Guess where they were (no not in the cup holder – I looked there.) They had been hanging on my pinkie finger of my left hand, holding the coffee mug through the entire game of twister and hide and seek.  A bit irritated by my own blindness – I journey on into my office.

As I am finally settling in from the play ground I just created around my truck, I am struck by a thought. How often have I been seeking something “lost” only to find it in plain sight? How often have I done the very same thing with God?

My keys technically were not lost – they were exactly where I put them. Which is true in most cases of anything I have lost. They are in the same spot I left them.

God never goes into hiding. There have been times when I feel like I can’t find Him or hear Him. But most of the times its because I am not really looking or listening. I act like I am – but I’m really just playing some game. God is always available and ready to hear me and respond to me as I seek him out. He does not ask for any games to be played in order to meet with Him. He simply waits for me to empty my hands of all the things blinding my eyes and deafning my ears to where He sits, waiting and available and what He says offering answers and hope.

What about you? Is it time to stop the game playing, drop what is in your hands and seek the Lord?

“Seek the Lord while he may be found; call on him while he is near.” – Isaiah 55:6 (NIV)