A God Hunter. Sounds strange doesn’t it? It brings to mind Elmer Fudd hunting that wascally wabbit. But, that’s not what I’m talking about. Like many well meaning Christians, I fail daily to be a God hunter. Rather than hunting for all of the amazing things that God has created, all of the fantastic people, situations, and blessings He has brought into my life, I look at the negatives.
This may be partly due to the damage done by PTSD in me, but I feel that that is no excuse for failing to see the blessings all around me. I’m not ashamed to say that money is an issue for us right now, as it is for many. PTSD has removed my ability to work at a normal paying job. But, that doesn’t mean that God has left me, or that there are no blessings to be found. With God as my dad and me as the child, I need to go through each day like I’m on an easter egg hunt.
Remember those? You and a bunch of other kids are suddenly release into the wild to find treasures that you know are there. You knew they were there because you trusted. You trusted that your parents and those in charge wouldn’t fail you. You knew they wouldn’t bring you to an empty, desolate field and just send you out to find nothing. They had as much fun watching your joy in finding the treasures as you did in finding them. That is God’s relationship with you. No, he is not hiding things from you so that He can be amused as you struggle to find them. He has placed all that you need and more in the field of life before you. But, the really awesome thing is this: He doesn’t just stand on the sidelines and watch you try to find them. He walks with you. Holding one side of the basket, while you hold the other. If we will relax and trust, then we can see all of the other amazing things that He wants to show us. We can see all of the other amazing things, blessings, that he has placed in the field of life as well. And then, in His timing which is always right, He will say “look! there it is! There’s what you need. There’s the answer to you prayer. I prepared it for you long ago because I already knew what you would need and when you would need it.”
Sound simplistic? Yep. But, that’s the point. Although we all educate ourselves and then believe we have it all figured out, we do not. We are children of all ages. And as children we need our Dad to take us by the hand and teach us. We need Him to lead us to the next step in life.
Without Him, we are just lost children wandering an empty field trying to find to fill our basket when we don’t know the difference between candy and a snake. Turn to Him today. He already knows what you need and where it is. He’s just waiting for you.