You’re blessed when you get your inside world—your mind and heart—put right. Then you can see God in the outside world.
Matthew 5:8, Message
We are all hardwired for something. It may feel big, like changing the world of technology. Or it may feel small, taking care of animals with health issues. No matter what it is, there is something you are meant to do. And you’re meant to do it with someone else.
Connection is what we all crave. We may try to deny it, we may try to avoid it, or we may try to force it to happen. We are social creatures, even the most reclusive personalities will still have a connection with someone via social networks, games, forums, etc. We are made to connect.
The problem is when that connection to others gets out of balance or out of order with our connection to God. I’m sure you’ve heard the story of the guy or girl in a relationship deciding to end it so that they can “put God first.” There’s nothing wrong with a relationship, there’s nothing wrong with have God as first priority but a problem happens with they get out of order.
The joy of true connection only really happens when our interior life is in the proper connection with God. Only then can the exterior connections flow and combine into an explosion of fulfillment.
If you notice that you don’t have the best connections with the exterior world, it could be that your interior connections are off. Take time to connect properly with God. It’s not hard, He does the work. We just have to let Him in to wire us up correctly.
God wants you to be connected to others, He designed us that way. But, He wants us to be connected with Him first.
God and Jesus were connected in a very real, very deep, and very constant way. We have that same connection with God as well! He is as close to us as the DNA that makes us who we are!
Jesus didn’t have to strive to be connected to God, He just was. He didn’t have to drum up some sort of feeling or work Himself onto some religious mountaintop experience to be connected, He just was. Same goes for us.
Realize the connection you have with God isn’t severed because God wants out. You might be asking, “But what if I don’t feel connected with God,” that’s a valid question. There are times when I feel more connected to my wife than others. Just because I feel that way doesn’t mean that I am disconnected. Life ebbs and flows. Feelings ebb and flow. Luckily, we don’t base everything on how we feel. Well, we shouldn’t base everything on how we feel.
Realize internal connection. Then, look for external connections. Don’t confuse the two.