‘How do I live without you? I will die without you. I can’t breathe without you’ I laugh at myself when I remember the many time I have uttered this words to human beings. I called it love, being so deep in love that you lose your senses. ‘My job is my everything, I’m working so hard to keep my job and without it I cannot survive’ I also uttered those ones when I was employed. What else do I laugh at; ooh some friendships that meant everything to me years back. I look back and I know nothing about where those friends are now. There was a time I thought, for my life to be perfect , all I needed was to have a few phone numbers of people I knew would connect me to my dream. They never even picked my calls or answered my texts; so devastating.
In my life I have found myself trusting in flesh, in material things, in people, in networks. It becomes really serious when people applause you for that one thing you think is ‘your everything.’ For example my voice, ‘Oh Rawder, I love listening to you. You have a beautiful voice’ once in a while I thought my voice is my life. Without it I am nobody. I valued it more than anything. It can even be ministry, thinking you are a Sunday school teacher and without being involved, you have no value, you are a nobody. What is your coat of many colours?
So I have just quoted Josephs coat because I have been thinking if I was Joseph I would have valued that robe. Genesis 37:3 ‘Now Israel loved Joseph more than any other of his sons, because he was the son of his old age. And he made him a robe of many colors.’ Imagine how he felt wearing that coat. A symbol of love and acceptance. But the brothers took it away from Him and He was left with His God. God sorted him all through, He went through thick and thin and throughout his story, there was only one constant, only one thing He could not live without. GOD.
Hebrews 13:8 says that Jesus is the same yesterday today and forever. James 1:17 says God does not change like shifting shadows. He is the only constant we have in life. The best thing is to realize that we are nothing without Him. Everything else changes, everything else is here today and gone tomorrow. Why don’t we focus fully on the constant. The one that does not change His mind. The one who will not give up on us whether we are in the pit, in the palace, or even in prison. Sometimes it is painful to think about doing away with the things we love and value, but the truth is. That is not what defines us. We are defined by the constant. MAKE Him your everything.