|Cyndi 4Real Ministries|
I was out walking early this morning, (it felt sooo good) and I noticed a lady walking her little dog. I could tell that she really loved her little puppy! I also noticed how disciplined and smart this little animal was. I even gave my compliment and a little pat on the head. After a moment, she took her puppy off of it's lease to go potty and to run around for a moment. After all, even dogs need fresh air! We were standing there just chatting a little bit. Soon it was time to leave and the lady was ready to go; but her puppy had ran off and was out of her sight. She started out softly calling his name, "Punches, Punches, come on, Punches". She called out again, "Come on Punches, let's go". She kept calling the puppy's name and then started clapping her hands and yelling, "I'm going to leave you, I'm going to leave you, we have to go, come on Punches!". It was very noticeable to me. I walked over and asked if her dog does this often. She answered, "Yes, especially when he sees something that catches his eye, he'll leave me for a moment!" She shared with me how he did this once before and she had to get in her car and find him. "That's why I don't let him go too far off", she said to me. The Holy Spirit did what He does and gave me some spiritual insight! I was thinking to myself, "My, my my, how that resembles the lives of humans". In one aspect, God has given us a little breathing room, showed us a little green pasture, given us a little authority if I can say so, and we've just gone too far. He looks at us and says, "I'm right here! Come back! Even if you run off, keep your eyes on me!" He's calling us to come back and we are ignoring His call. He just let us loose for a moment to release some things and get refreshed but we don't have sense enough to come back. He hasn't taken His hand off of us but we've taken our eyes off of Him! He's so loving and kind that He'll go to the extreme to get us back!
And the other revelation He gave to me is, there are those of us that are really ready to go somewhere in life, for real. We have seen our purpose, we've heard from the Father and we have no desire to remain the same. However, we are fooling around with folk that have run off; that are distracted by something else and what we are trying to do does not interest them anymore or at all. Stop yelling and screaming, "Come on, I have to go; I'm going to leave you! If they want to go with you, they will come along, if not, let whatever has caught their eye lead them. I promise they will come along or come back at God's discretion. Just pray for them. I promise if that lady had just walked off, Punches would have found his way to her or fallen into the arms of a new owner. Lord forbid!
Maybe you are the one that has run away, something/someone has caught your eye that is leading you astray. The word of God recorded in Luke chapter 15 is evident that you can find your way back home. God is waiting with open arms! Find your way back today. And finally, if you are running in the right direction, keep running! Run not just to run but run like the example in I Corinthians 9:24-25... In a race all the runners take part in it, but only one of them wins the prize. Run, then, in such a way as to win the prize. Every athlete in training submits to strict discipline; he does so in order to be crowned with a wreath that will not last; but we do it for one that will last forever. Athletes are not concerned about the other runners!! Just run YOUR race people of God, run! But while you are running, don't try to take Punches that don't want to go with you! And remember that dog is only a man's best friend when he obeys the orders that the master gives! ~Be blessed today!