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kickball


No, I'm not going to talk about the actual sport of kickball, but rather the Nooma video entitled kickball. I did partake in a great game of kickball a couple of weeks ago though, but that is besides the point.

So imagine this, there is something you want so so very badly. You ask your parents for it continually, but they never cave in. It is one of those toys that is at one of those kiosks in the mall. You know, the every child's dream kind of kiosk. Your parents refuse because they know there is something better for you. This is the story that Rob Bell shares in this video.

How many times do we ask God for things that we KNOW are right for us. Things that will complete us, things that will make our lives better. We just know that there are those things that will make us whole. So we say, "God, I really need this. You just don't understand, I need you to fulfull this in my life and make me a complete person. I know what's best for me, if you'll just oblige that would be spectacular."

Bell states, "Your question is, 'How long, how long do I have to wait for this? When is God going to deliver?' And maybe God's perspective is, 'How long til you see that there is a bigger perspective here?"

I try to be a bigger perspective person, but that doesn't always mean that I succeed. I get bogged down in the little things and sometimes I want God to work on my time, to cater to me and fulfill my every want. Though I know that God is working on my every need, I seem to get it in my head that God is working on my every want. But God is just like a parent who knows that some dumb toy will not fulfill us. Instead, God sees our need for something simple like a kickball. Our desires and our needs can often be completely opposite. But the awesome thing is that God provides.

Again, I want to wrap up by going back to a quote from the video, the kiosk represents our longing for those things we do not need... "So when you find yourself standing at the kiosk, asking why can't I have what I want? May you believe that God is good, and that right across the street he has something better."
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1 Comments:

I can relate perfectly. The more I learn from God, the less 'stuff' I ask from him. I guess this is part of growing up. Thank you for sharing and may God bless you.

By Blogger Annie, at 11:19 AM  

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