"No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon." Matthew 6:24
"And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart." Jeremiah 29:13
Have you ever had a dream that was so amazing you didn't want to wake up?
I had one of those last night. If you'll indulge me, I'll share a bit of it with you in hopes it may resonate with someone who reads this.
As the dream began, I was in a strange elevator with a dear friend of mine, and I was on my way to an interview for a very important job--my dream job. The elevator had a very strange shape, and as it moved the shape became extremely distorted. I had a terrible time escaping from the elevator. When I finally made it out and to the floor where the interview was to take place, I discovered the gentleman I was to meet with, the President, was no longer in his office. His secretary advised that he would call with his location, and I was to meet him there.
The President did call, but he told me I must find him. I said, "Sir, can you tell me where you are?"
The President said, "If you seek me, you will find me."
Leaving the building I was in, there was a crowded carnival going on outside. I was met by my son who was eager to help me find the President. I was very conscious of the time, having only fifteen minutes before my scheduled interview.
I called the President and advised I was having difficulty finding him. He said, "If you seek me with all your heart, you will find me."
My son and I both continued to search, and were certain the President was in one particular building in the middle of the carnival. But, there was a huge barrier into the building, and a loud, busy band outside of that barrier. We knew there had to be a way in. Finally, I made it over the barrier and into the building. After some additional searching, I found the President, but I was late. The President welcomed me in, and asked me why I had come.
I said, "I would like a job, sir."
"What fine skills have you to show me?" he asked.
I struggled with what to say, then blurted out, "I can write. And, here is my resume."
He looked the resume over briefly, set it down and said, "You don't need another job. You need another master."
As I left his presence, the words echoed from my mind to my heart, and I was convicted of my failure to fully serve my Master and Savior, Jesus Christ, with every ounce of my being, with every talent He has given me, and not to allow anything or anyone to distract from that call to obedience.
Maybe you are caught up in the carnival of life, in search of the perfect job, but in need of another master. I pray that you will find Him today.