Trying to ‘Find’ God is like making a trek through the desert in search of sand. You just need to fall to your knees to find it.
The footprints we leave aren’t a way back and they aren’t meant as a path to us. They are our best example of the Savior so that others can do the same. We step and imprint intentionally. Wisdom and experience are used to impress upon the earth what we know to be true.
The remaining footprints are meant to be used for God’s glory and then covered up and cleared away so that God receives the praise and not us. When we walk correctly, we are like a tool. When the refrigerator is working, no one thanks the screwdriver. No one worships the hammer. It’s always about the meal inside prepared for us. Our marks are fleeting. A single breeze can render our life’s work undone and gone forever. It matters much that while we are here, others can see our steps… rightly placed… in remembrance of our King.
The enemy will lie and tempt us with mirages. These are to distract us from our true goal. If we can avoid the traps, we will find real living water. Cold. Refreshing. Plentiful. Thirst quenching. Eternal.
Finding God isn’t much of a journey. It’s not about miles or books or exercises. It’s about our hearts. Do we believe? Do we accept His gifts? Do we accept His calling? Do we accept the cost? He isn’t hiding. He isn’t running. He isn’t waiting for you to crack a riddle. He is waiting for you to open your life to Him.
He is waiting for that final sandstorm, where all steps are wiped away and only his boy, Jesus, can vouch for who gets to drink. Many people are dying of thirst. Are we leading them to the water that surrounds and fills their lives?