Thursday, February 12, 2009

Instructions Included

Almost every product we buy comes with instructions. Why? The creator of the product wants us to know how to put it together, how to use it, and how to take care of it. But do we always read these instructions? Not in my house. Either we're too busy, or we like the excitement and challenge of trying to figure it out on our own. But we've all run across things that are just too complex for our minds to figure out, or we want to save time and make sure we do it right the first time. We need guidance from someone with more knowledge. We need to consult the creator.

I believe that everything created has a purpose...including you and me. We were made for something. Wouldn't it be nice to be born with a set of instructions telling us exactly what that was and how we should go about it? God has given us the Bible to show us the way he works and give us guidance in how to live life to the fullest. Sometimes we're too busy to read it. Sometimes we try to figure things out on our own. But how much precious time and heartache would we save if we learned to do it right the first time? I am so thankful that I began seeking His wisdom at an early age, and I know I have a ton more to learn...both from His word and the experiences of others.

"Come, let's climb God's Mountain, go to the House of the God of Jacob. He'll show us the way he works, so we can live the way we're made" - Isaiah 2:3 (msg)

*An insightful book on this topic is The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren.

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