When a parent spends time with a child, spends quantities and quality time, an insight builds. You begin to understand the motivations of the person that is similar to your self but totally different. No matter how much time passes you still have the tools to see beyond the immediate; to go to the inside and walk beside the person that will also be a child in your eyes. A similar process surrounds the people who I work with. We are family given our shared time, energy, and emotional ups and downs. For several of us, we have grown older together. For the remainder we are quickly catching up!
When I look at the various players it is clear that some have the vision and others simply do not. In the immediate the ones who have or are close to the vision are under the most pressure because the goals we are working to achieve are so important, close, and achievable if we work as an integrated whole. Yet one should never assume, believe, and even think that the individuals who call themselves believers, who talk the talk but can’t even imagine the walk, are not seen for what they are. From my vantage point even the blind would instantly know the truth!
Far too often I assume in the hectic challenges of the day that God is distantly ignoring the mess in which I find myself. My cries for help cannot be heard! My anguish over a choice, decision, or action – past, present, or future – cannot be important; not! He, the Divine, God of the Universe, doesn’t know the difference; maybe God does? God’s testimony makes things clear and transparent.
“Watch as I [God] take those who call themselves true believers but are nothing of the kind, pretenders whose true membership is in the club of Satan—watch as I strip off their pretensions and they’re forced to acknowledge it’s you that I’ve loved.” (Revelation 3.9)
God knows, all. God loves each but the choices of everyone will be clear, voluntarily or stripped. Oh yeah!