Josh Brage


Some People Get It
January 4, 2006, 9:25 pm
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To all of you AuXanos out there – sorry to bring up ‘getting it’ I promise I won’t talk about ‘bringing it.’

There are a lot of things in life that can only be caught not taught. You can talk for days and days about faith in hard times, but until you are there and going through it – you don’t know. You can talk and talk to me about having children and what an impact they will have on my life, but until I am sitting in that hospital room – I won’t get it. You can preach and preach about discipleship and discipline, but until you have been in a situation where you are seriously pursuing Jesus and His instructions for your life, no matter the cost – you don’t have a clue.

What spawned this thinking was watching U2 (Lol, I know, but hey whatever inspires you – use it.) If you don’t get Bono, that is ok, but (to quote PBZ) it isn’t his fault and there is nothing I can do or say to you to help you ‘get it.’ The best thing I can do for you is sit down with you and watch U2 faithfully with you in hopes that your heart will begin to grasp it. (Which by the way is probably one of my favorite pastimes ever.)

So what is the point to all of this. The point is three-fold. First, don’t worry if you aren’t ‘getting it.’ God has you right where He wants you. He reveals things to people at the right times. Trust His timing, don’t get anxious. Second, do I get it? No. There is so much that I just plain don’t get. It goes right over my head. For instance, I do not grasp the question ‘why’ very well. I ask it a lot, but I don’t get answers very often. Lastly, God help us ‘get it.’ Help us understand You and Your workings. We do not follow you because of our mental understanding of You, we follow You with eyes of faith and a trusting heart. Help our hearts and minds get that. Lord, I want to chase you blindly. Not because I don’t think, but because I understand that You are God and love me enough to always work out my life for the best. Thank You, God.

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Hosh, good post.
I’ve linked to your blog in my latest post entitled “So What’s New?”. Thanks for spilling your guts on the phone last night. You’re a trooper for sticking with it.

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