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Saturday, September 26, 2009

Desperation #2

When I was reading "Desperate for Jesus," there was something else that jumped out at me. "Desperation" is something that's I picture alongside emotional drama, heart-wrenching, "emo" people. The kind of people who seem to always be having massive emotional victories and spiritual epiphanies, solely due to the fact that they're always off on the other end having emotional battles and private soul-searching. I don't think this is the way the Word is encouraging us to be. But I don't think we should write off "desperation" and be passive Chrsitians.
Desperation is something that we need to hold on to, in whatever form we can. Not only desperation for Jesus, or for souls, but desperation for whatever it is we want to do. Desperation for our projects, desperation for our business ventures, desperation for our friends, desperation for our families.
I know many people who are perfectly balanced humans, without any huge emotional swings, but who manage to get desperate when they need to get desperate, who will get on their feet and take a wild plunge into something, who will flail a fist in the air and tackle their own dragons and the dragons left unattended their less desperate co-workers. We need to have more of that in the Family. More willingness to be motivated by the small things, to get inspired and let the little man inside of them jump up and down with excitement. To go and start a dumb, make-believe project just for the sake of getting better at something. To say, "I want to be on the CGO board someday!!" and not have people raise eyebrows at them and think, "Hello? Don't you know that saying you want to be on a board is too obvious? You've got to chill out and strut your CGO skills in FRONT of the CGO people, but when they ask you if you want to be on the board, act like you never wanted to, because the Family loves reluctant leaders." WHAT IS THAT?? Someone tall and scary stand up somewhere and say that's ridiculous!
Okay!?

5 comments:

Blogger Woozers said...

(From a long-time lurker):

I completely agree with this!! I love that someone actually came out and said it.

Love the way you write, btw. Keep it up!

~Becca

9/27/2009 7:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God bless you, Flo, for this and #1. They both speak deep, loud and clear. You really have a way of giving out your heart, mind and thoughts. I agree with Becca - Keep it up!

Love,

Jake

9/27/2009 9:15 PM  
Blogger Lea said...

Amen Flo!!

9/28/2009 12:42 AM  
Blogger Sun said...

Ganbaro

10/01/2009 2:05 PM  
Blogger Renae said...

Florence, you answered a question I had on my mind right before I landed on your blog. Thanks for that post.

10/05/2009 8:24 AM  

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