Recently we were hanging out as a family at home, and my son asked me again about his permit (As only a 15 year old can). I got up, stormed to the computer, and began to "get it done!" He came in and said, "Dad you don't have to do this right now," but I wasn't going to let that stop me. I was getting it done NO MATTER WHAT! Obviously my attitude was horrible. I spent a few minutes figuring out what the new guidelines were, printed off the documents, filled them out, wrote the check, and took it to the mailbox IMMEDIATELY! It was 9:30p.m., but that didn't matter! IT WAS DONE! I came back into the kitchen feeling pretty smug, when my wife simply said, "He just wants to start driving, and he just wanted you to do what you said you would." Truth!!
The final letter in the word FOUND is "D." It stands for Destiny! My son's destiny, getting his permit, was dependent on me doing my part as his father. He was simply asking me to do what I said I would do. He was 15, his grades are good, and he is a great kid! He did his part, and now I had to do mine. His destiny was attached to me. He had all the other elements in place, and it was time to fulfill his Destiny...to drive!
There is a great story in the Bible about a persistent widow (Luke 19:1-8). The widow kept asking a judge, who didn't care about God or people, to help her because her rights were being violated. The judge would never give her the time of day. She kept asking over, and over, and over again. Finally the Judge said, "I care nothing about about what God thinks, even less about what people think. But because this widow won't quit badgering me, I'd better do something and see that she gets justice..." The judge finally gave in, albeit belligerently, just like me. She needed HIM to get her Destiny fulfilled! Jesus said something pretty amazing after he shared the story, "Do you hear what that judge, corrupt as he is, is saying? So what makes you think that God won't step in and work justice for his chosen people, who continue to cry out for help."
All of us have a God given Destiny. It's His desire to fulfill it, but we fail to Ask. Therefore our Destiny is never achieved. It's not to late...Begin right now! You may feel incredibly lost right now, but you can be FOUND! Put or renew your Faith in Jesus Christ (Rom.10:9-10;13). Believe that you can experience Oneness with Him (John 17:21). Be Undaunted in your approach (Hebrews 4:16). Choose to live a Noble life (I Peter 1:16), and be persistent with the Father to fulfill your Destiny (Jeremiah 29:11; Philippians 1:16).
It worked for my son! I mailed off that paperwork because he wouldn't leave me alone. Now pretty soon he'll be driving. Imagine all that God desires to do for us if we are just willing to Ask!
You can be FOUND!