Have you ever lost something important? Money, passport, ID card, bank cards, receipts, certificates etc
Its an awful feeling that makes one wish their body had a rewind button to retrace their steps. You search high and low for the item and wonder where it could have gone.
Such situations literally suck the life and fun out of a day. All because you are forced into a game of hide and seek that you don’t seem to be good at. The stress and worry about something that for the moment does not want to be found is indeed staggering.
Today I am going to share with you my secret on finding such items. This is after you have thrown a search party and still are unable to locate the missing item.
- Stop worrying
This is the first step to finding the item. How is worrying going to help in the search for the item? Not worrying rather let’s you carry on with life and presents more opportunities for you to walk right into the item than worrying.
I know what you are thinking. God probably has better things to be concerned about right?
No matter how small or big a deal this missing item is, it matters to God as well. Commit the search party into God hands and relax. This is similar to playing those video games where you have an option to release an amazing move at the tap of a button when you are at your wits end.
God our Father is all knowing and all seeing. If He cannot find it then it’s not meant to be found.
More often than not you will find the item. Sometimes it will take a while before finding the item and other times you will never find the item.
Whatever the outcome, accept your fate and live a happy life giving praise to Him. There is a reason why things turned out the way they did.
From personal experience this is what I do and always find what I am looking for.
Recently I lost my Passport and a number of important documents as they were all together.
For the life of me, I could not remember where I had left my little bag of vital documents. I had looked everywhere and decided that it was likely to be in the office.
Alas, whenever I entered the office, I got so busy that I forgot to look for it.
I had retraced my movements on the day I noticed it missing and remembered where I had been but doubted that I left such a thing behind. If I did I trusted a call will come through informing me.
Now it has been almost a week and I have not yet found this bag. I was a bit worried for my passport and ID cards were missing but I chose to stay cool instead.
Today as I got to the office I looked around for it and still did not find it. I committed the bag into prayer and continued my day believing that I would find the bag.
On my way home from work. I said a short prayer and left things in God’s hands. As I approached home, the Holy Spirit prompted me to look in a place in the house that I could have sworn I checked out. Behold, as I looked there, there it was. I was overjoyed in God’s unfailing track record.
For a week I could have stressed myself out and panicked. How would that have benefited those around me?
I instead trusted in God to have my back and went about my life knowing that I had a dependable entity on the job.
Faith in God is displayed in various ways. Use such situations to build your faith in the Almighty. If God cannot help you find whatever it is that is missing how do you expect Him to deal with your salvation or finding you when you lose your way?
Just keep it One Hondred and give the Big Man a shot. It’s a free service after all .
“Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.”
Philippians 4:6-7 MSG