Jesus is Not My Idol
“I WANTED TO GET HOME. I WAS TIRED AND LOOKING FOR THE QUICKEST OPTION TO GET TO SEE MY HUBBY AND THREE GIRLS AFTER A TIME OF MINISTRY IN NEW YORK
“That was the only thing on my mind when I exited the baggage claim in Springfield, Missouri — so I hopped the first cab I saw. However, as I plopped down on the seat, I soon discovered that this was more than just a trip getting me from point A to my destination. God was setting me up for an en-route lesson in perspective
My cab driver had a mini-plastic Buddha poised in front of his speedometer and a pretty sad rubber eagle attached to his rear-view with strings holding up his floppy wings. It was apparent — he had the vision to soar, but unfortunately the source he was plugging into was plastic.
As I sat in the back seat, I began to ponder the view of the dashboard and realized that many times as I Christian, I’ve treated Christ the same way. The platform in which I have built my writing profession. Another award on the wall. Something that is pretty that I can take out and look at to make me feel better on a rough day. Or something that people admire about me as I give them insight on faith or life issues they are struggling with.
And by the way if you are truly saved you need to type AMEN under every one of my status updates...because
it makes me feel good...about myself.
It’s easy to grow comfortable with that bobble-head Jesus precariously placed next to our steering wheel.
However, if we limit him to plastic that is what we get—bobble-head Jesus only nods with each bump in the
road. But, when we take time to discover the “Whoness” of who He is and allow Him to “Work Out” in us,
we will discover so much more than just an “plastic” image— we will realize that He is everything.
Everything I want to abide in...
Everything that I want to be transformed by...
Everything that takes me through my day...
Every good thing that one can possibly embrace...
In Him we have breath in our lungs. In Him we drop the insecurities and baggage of life to abide in peace within the chaos and uncertainity of life. In Him we move into everything He has called us to be.
This issue of Leading Hearts is dedicated to growing peace in our lives in the whatever will bes of the whatever may comes—because in leadership as well as in life, windy roads are ahead and bobble-head Jesus
can’t drive a car.
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR LEADINGHEARTS.COM