One of my favorite places to get breakfast food is Waffle House…
But I have to get my food to go though. I really don’t like sitting in the restaurant and watching them prepare my meal.
Because their preparation process is too messy for me. Things don’t look as I desire them too so it makes me want the food less if I’m sitting there watching them prepare it in that distracting kitchen. I’m used to having a clean area when I cook and they be having (improper grammar for emphasis) stuff all over the place. Pancake batter be (again, for emphasis) hanging down from the counter etc. Eww.
See, I prefer a clean kitchen as I cook or as my food is prepared. But even though their process is different from mine, it doesn’t change the fact I appreciate the taste of Waffle House food when I eat it. The All Star breakfast has all the essentials I need to get full! So, I just get mine to go so I can actually enjoy it away from the mess.
I said all of that to say…
Sometimes the process of a thing will make us look at the thing different. Our desire changes as a result. And if we’re not careful we will begin to think that, because our own process works for us, it should be the standard for others and they should process the same.
👉🏽 This is why I think there are millennials struggling with whether they should go to the church building or get their Jesus to go…usually choosing the latter. It’s less “messy” in their mind.
👉🏽 This is also why I think there are older generations who are so used to their process getting results that they don’t realize their way is not as attractive to those who still desire the same end result they do.
Sometimes, we are so caught up in our own process that we forget people are watching and waiting on us to deliver. And on the same page, just flipping it over, we forget that sometimes things get messy in the process but it doesn’t mean that we should abandon the desire for what can come from it.
As we continue to navigate this pandemic as Christian believers/churchgoers, I pray we remember that God has shown us over the past 20 months that no individuals’ or organizations’ or business’ process is ironclad. It may be messy for us, it may be well put together for us, it may be ideal for us…
But what matters most is this:
Is Jesus the end result for us?
Is Holy Spirit in the process with us? Because no matter what the process looks like, we have to have both of the above in order to be fulfilled. That’s what makes any process as a believer/Body of Christ worthwhile. Worrying about how it looks and missing out on the good thing to come from it would be tragic!
So, whether you get your Jesus to go (online) or you get your Jesus in-person, what matters most is that you GET JESUS in your heart.
When I want Waffle House, I want that one thing and I don’t let the process make me miss out…because I know it’s going to be good!
Listen. The process to getting Jesus will NEVER diminish the final work. The one thing we should long for no matter the process is Jesus. 🙌🏽
“One thing that I desire of the Lord, that I will seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord forever, gazing on the beauty of the Lord and seeking Him in His temple.”
Psalm 27:4 ESV
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