While working out, I spoke with a friend who expressed to me that during this pandemic they had a moment of weakness in which they cried and had a bad day. They expressed how they missed their deceased parents, missed their job and missed the things they once did on a regular basis that Now are impossible due to quarantine and social distancing guidelines. And at the climax of these thoughts they posed a question….
“What if I get sick and die alone?”
I expressed to them that this is normal and they they aren’t alone in having these thoughts And continued my workout. But while running water for a bath and to soak these old bones(LOL) that question stuck with me! The reality is we’re seeing everyday on the news that people are, in many cases dying alone, whether in the hospital or in their homes. But as I continued to think… a scripture came to mind…
I thought back to my first sermon and the text I used was Matthew 26:39! I talked about being In Purpose, On Purpose! But if you continue to read the whole narrative you’ll discover that in later verses Jesus goes to check with his inner circle, who He brought to the garden with him and finds them sleeping. Initially we see Jesus frustrated that they couldn’t “watch with me one hour?” And he does this two more times, but that third time He makes a statement that I believe I’ve mis-preached or not fully preached…
After two frustrating exchanges Jesus finally says in verse 45 “sleep on now, and take your rest: behold, the hour is at hand, and the son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners”!
Did you catch it?
I believe that Jesus teaches us a valuable lesson in Fully Fulfilling Purpose! He releases His frustrations of their sleeping and accepts that although he brought them along with Him, He would have to “finish the job” on His own! In fact, On the cross he would even express that His Father has forsaken him!
Lean close, maybe the reason you’re still frustrated with your Purpose is because you haven’t released your inner circle to sleep! Sure you’d like their prayers, their participation, and their presence but the truth of the matter is…. this is solely YOUR PURPOSE and you’re going to have to finish it alone! Doesn’t mean they won’t be AROUND but they won’t have an ACTIVE ROLE!
What are you saying, Fielder? I’m glad you asked…
They’ve done all they could do… all they’re going to do… all God is going to allow them to do….
Let them Rest and you do the Rest!
God Bless Ya Real Good Now!