Thursday, March 7, 2013

Off the radar.

I was reading this blog post from today over at the Living Proof Ministries blog. One sentence that Beth Moore wrote really stuck out to me…She wrote, “Girlfriend, you ARE very much on his radar.”
I thought about that for a minute to let it sink in.
It’s easy for us to think that we’ve somehow dropped off the radar. That whatever we did, whatever we said, whatever we thought, was grounds for God to say “Sorry, because you did x, y, and z we are finished, I’m done with you, you are officially off my radar,” and shut the door.
That is a far cry from the truth.
It was such a gentle reminder for me.
Or you could look at it like this. You have a single girl, such as myself, she longs to find that one, the one person out there in this world that was meant for her.  The one person in this whole world that God said, “This one, that is the one for Lauren.”
Yet, still she waits for him.
 She sees person after person moving on to the next season of their life, marriage, and some even moving on to become mothers.
Yet, still she waits.
She feels like she dropped off the radar. That the attempts of flinging her hands in the air saying, “God, look at me, look at me. I’m over here.” That those were just failed and unsuccessful attempts at best.
Off the radar, just gone. That somehow he sees everybody else but you.
Oh, he sees me. He sees YOU.
Every desire, every dream, it’s not hidden from him.
Whatever you’ve been crying out to God about, every prayer that you lifted up to him, it’s on his radar, oh very much so.
Its hard for me to fathom, yet so beautiful to think, that I don’t get lost in the sea of people in this world he calls his children. He doesn’t play favorites. He doesn’t see Susie over there, but look over at me and turn a blind eye.
His radar, it’s looking right at me.
And it’s looking at you too.


Jordan said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you! This is EXACTLY how I've been feeling lately. Everyone is moving onto the next stages in life and I'm just stuck in this same stage feeling like I'm never getting out. I think I'll favorite this post :)

Unknown said...

Love reading your posts! You are always a blessing and your words seem to be just what I need. God is using your blog and blessing your words in a big way!

Janna said...

This post was such a blessing to me tonight- what a great reminder!

Brandi said...

Lauren! Thank you so much for this post! I rarely comment on blogs because google reader makes me too lazy to actually go to the blog. I need to get better at doing that because I love so much of what I read! But...I HAD to comment on this because it's exactly what I've been feeling. Everyone I know is getting a better job or getting married or having babies and my life seems so stagnant. I think it's very easy to feel forgotten. I've honestly been really down about it lately and this is exactly what I needed to read. Thank you so, so much! xo

Natalie said...

So beautiful. I remember feeling that God forgot me. When I was getting my heartbroken over failed relationships and infertility. But He had a plan for me just like He does for you!! Love you friend. Enjoying your gift for words.

Alycia Mealy said...

Love this! i love beth's devotionals!


Perfectly Imperfect said...

I know this is older, but I really needed to read this today. I've been feeling like this far too often as I watch all my friends expand their families and settle into homes while I still feel like I'm waiting on my next step. Forgotten. Thanks for this post. Well said as usual :)