I just got back from jogging and I jogged to Todd Dulaney’s “I’ll keep running to you”.
It’s an amazing song, one that should make every Christian jump for joy, except you are like me, who is actually going through “either follow people’s opinions or follow God”, and so it would actually make you tear up and almost cry even while in public.
I just inexplicably had tears shining in my eyes as I jogged and ruminated on a lot of things.
Firstly I read Gideon’s story at my quiet time this morning and when I asked God for a word, the one that came to heart was “I am with you”.
And it just took me back to last year during/after NYSC when I was studying David’s journey to the throne and the words “I am with you” popped out of the page.
Essentially, I realized that when God says “I am with you”, He means exactly that.
He doesn’t say where I am with you, He doesn’t say at what level, He is just saying that wherever you find yourself, the words and assurance that I am with you should be enough for you.
But I was just thinking to myself, “But is this enough for me?”.
I mean it has been established that I am the odd one out, the girl who goes to Law School and isn’t being led to practice Law.
The one who everyone asks “what do you do right now” and she’s at a loss for words because they mean it in terms of career.
The one who is almost getting trapped in the place of trying to do something to please her parents just so they would know that “she is doing something of worth”.
But then God says nothing in the light of all this but “I am with you”.
What does that mean?
Oh, I know what it means, He is with me right now, very present in this place where I stand and I am walking in His ways and the path He has ordained for me… BUT is that enough for me?
And so when I started jogging with the words “no matter what I face, I will keep running to you”… I just couldn’t help but almost cry.
Sometimes, it’s so difficult to run after Him.
Because His ways and even our ways keep conflicting with each other. And different voices come in to almost drown His own.
But He says “I am with you”.
Will you set your face on me and run after me?
I think I had the answer even with tears in my eyes because I reasoned, who else will be with me?
Who else would I rather be with?
You are the One I have been doing life with.
You are the One who sees me in the dark and wipes away the tears both in my eyes and heart.
Who else can know me like you do and love me like you do?
Running after someone else would be short changing myself and so, though I have tears in my eyes when I answer, yes I will keep running after you… there is nowhere else to go.
And yes “I am with you” is enough for me.
It’s been enough for me for more than a year now, and it’s still enough for me.
I am crying inexplicably as I type that but it’s the truth.
“I am with you Frances” is enough for me.
No one else would ever be with me the way you are anyway. And so I look all around, to the left, to the right, to parents, family, friends…. NONE of them can ever take your place.
I am left with “I am with you”.
And it’s enough.
It’s enough for me.
I wasn’t going to write on this this morning, I was going to share on “Conquering laziness on the path of purpose”. But I believe maybe this is for someone else, as well as for me.
Because while writing, I again was able to answer that question on whether “I am with you” is enough for me.
So maybe while you were reading, you were able to answer that question if it’s one God has posed or is posing right now to you.
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Even though the walk with God isn’t rosy (I’m still not sure if it’s ever rosy, lol), but I believe it’s the best one that we can ever have and if it seems like you are slipping, take a moment, breathe in and out and just decide to go all out, with “I am with you” being enough for you.
Have an amazing week ahead dears and remember, today is a good day to progressively become like Jesus Christ.
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