Take a Moment to Reflect

Filed in Relationships by on September 18, 2010 1 Comment

Victoria FallsEvery now and then we are watching something and we are caught of guard. Literally, taken aback. I had that happen to me today. I was watching a certain celebrity get interviewed (the person in this case doesn’t matter) and I know this guy to be a somewhat condescending, arrogant individual. I don’t know him personally, but what his co-workers and friends say about him in a sugar-coated sort of way, in addition to how he normally carries himself makes those traits believable.

All of that said, today during his interview, he had a moment to reflect on his life. He realizes in his heart he would not be where he is today without the relationship he has with God and the way He works in his life. The most interesting thing he said was, “I have this project coming up, but I’m not worried about it, God is going to do with that whatever He is going to do.” The audience was so caught up in his other revelations and his stirring commentary, they overlooked this powerful, yet profound statement.

Think about that for a moment in the context of your life or any life: You have a book deal on the table, you’re in line for a promotion, you have a man you have wanted to take you seriously for years…but now, you’re not worried about it, because God is going to do with that whatever He is going to do. You have a man who won’t treat you right, you have a child who won’t listen, you have a boss who doesn’t respect you…regardless, you’re not worried about it because God is going to do with that whatever He is going to do! That’s faith, and that’s the kind of unconditional faith we should strive to achieve.

When the interviewer wanted to talk about the project (a book), the celebrity gave the statement that God is going to do with it whatever He is going to do, and proceeded to talk about his relationship with God for quite a while. That’s great, but the real point is, he never—NEVER got back to talking about his book. I still don’t know the name of the book, I don’t know the topic, don’t even know when it’s coming out. Who would do such a thing? Who would take an opportunity not to self-promote when being asked to do so in front of a national TV audience? Someone with the faith of a mustard seed…that’s who! For a man who has a touch of arrogance, turning your life over to anyone is difficult. Whether that person may be you wife, doctor, or whomever. For a moment consider an A-type personality, borderline narcissist, turning their life over to Christ…it’s almost inconceivable. Until you think about it, and you realize all things are possible through Christ.

My blog is not here to try to influence people to be converted to Christianity or to delve into the nature of religion. Sometimes Christianity will be addressed because it’s a part of who I am. In this case, it’s addressed because it creates a moment of reflection. Much like this person, take the time to look at who you are, why you are who you are, and maybe just as importantly, what has happened to get you to where you are. I often write about where we want to go, what we want to achieve and accomplish, but we will never get there if we don’t know where we have been.  We will never get to where we want to go if we don’t realize who is ultimately in control of our destiny.  Move forward.  Reflect often.  Stay faithful to the reason and the essence of why you are who you are.  One.

 

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Jay Hurt is the author of The 9 Tenets of a Successful Relationship-for Singles. Personal experience, a liberation through faith and an appreciation for his perspective led Jay to share his insight on relationships. Dealing with challenging topics by confronting them with faith and common sense, Jay aspires to share wisdom to help others become fulfilled and blessed in their relationships. Jay lives in Nashville, TN and has two daughters, Kristina and Jalen.

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  1. Uniqueka says:

    Great points. I am glad this interviewee was able to relax and give proper credit to God for his life.

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