In Others’ Words: Feel Better Now?
“Feeling better has become more important to us than finding God.” ~Larry Crabb (1944-), psychologist & author
I read this quote and said, “Huh.”
And then, as I am wont to do, I read the words again and thought, “Is it true? For me?”
This quote smacked me across the face and brought me to my knees.
I spent all day being busy, busy, busy. You knowing … doing stuff. The kind of “important” things that make me say (not out loud), “I’ll be right with you, God, once I get this other stuff done.”
And then I read this quote and got slam-dunked by 11 little words.
Because why was I doing all that stuff? The writing and the errands and the connecting with other people and the do-this-do-that demands that can eat up the minutes and hours of a day before I realize it …
I’ll tell you why: Because at the end of the day, I wanted to feel good about myself. I wanted to pat myself on the back, brush and floss my teeth, climb into bed and go to sleep thinking, “Not bad, Beth. Not bad at all.”
But in the midst of all the doing … did I miss God?
Life is not about feeling better — although too often that’s my goal. At the end of the day, I’d much rather have seen glimpses of God — his majesty, his grace, his lovingkindness.
Because really … how can you feel bad when you’ve seen God in your day to day life?
In Your Words: Your choice: Feel better or find God?
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