Finding The Obvious


I recently spent hours (seriously) searching for something. It was large and bulky, and I knew where it was supposed to be. Yet for all my searching I just could not see it. Frustrated, I sat and said, “God, will you help me find this?”. My eyes immediately fell upon the item. Right. In. Front. Of. My. Face.  I don’t understand how I lost the obvious.

Obvious, yet difficult to see.

How much of our lives to we spend frantically searching, but not finding? We look for items, time, solutions, help.  There is a solution, but we often don’t remember it until after we’ve spent our energies searching fruitlessly, tired and confused.

Matthew 6:33 tells us, “What you should want most is God’s kingdom and doing what he wants you to do. Then he will give you all these other things you need.”  This applies to every aspect of our life. Will He always help us find what we need? Maybe not how we expect it, but it is a guarantee that God’ll set our eyes right where they need to focus.


About christasterken

Committed to a life of purpose. Learning to live abundantly. Embracing creativity. Questioning. Delighting in the comforts of home and family. Determining not to settle only for how things are, but how they could be. Writing is part of who I am, so I trust In God who gave the gift to show me how I can serve Him through it. That is my life…one word at a time. Psalm 89:11a“Teach me your way , O Lord, and I will walk in your truth”

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