This is an old message for a new age. Do you consider yourself a seeker? I have a feeling if you’re reading this article, you do.
Definition of a seeker
If so, how exactly do you define it? What does it mean to you to be a “seeker?”
For me, the definition is constantly in process of clarifying itself. Shifting in and out of focus as I ask, “What is it that I’m seeking?”
There have been times – days, weeks, months, dare I say years – that it felt like wandering. Lost and lonely, in search of a nameless, faceless something that seemed forever before me.
But like a mirage, moving farther away the closer I drew. I could not grasp it. But I knew that when found it would make all the pieces of my life click together.
Instant happiness and abundance, perfect peace and love. Most of all, everything would finally make sense. I’d know my purpose; I’ll be brave enough to live it; I’d have no question that I couldn’t readily answer.
I can tell you, after so much time in the desert, I have found no such something. But that doesn’t mean the journey has not been fruitful.
In its finest moments the search has been a pilgrimage. One with the hue of holiness. And in those rare instances I know clearly what it is I seek. I’d like to share a story.
Several years ago my mentor’s company sponsored a celebrity golf tournament. We attended, and I surprised myself at how star-struck I was! Especially since the stars were sports figures with whom I was barely familiar.
Late in the day I, along with many others, asked for his autograph. When he gave me back the piece of paper it had on it his name and “Matthew 6:33.” I overheard someone explain that he always places a verse from the Bible on his autographs. A different one for each person.
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