Anticipating the best, they had sought God—and he showed up, ready to be found. God gave them peace within and without—a most peaceable kingdom! 2 Chronicles 15:15 (MSG)
I was speaking last week with a veteran director in our local community theater. They were talking about individuals who will never come to auditions and try out for a part, but instead will sit at home waiting for a director to call them and ask them to be in a show. It is hard to tell if their refusal to actually audition stems from insecurity of auditioning or pride at thinking they are so good that directors will seek them out. Either way, they miss out on a lot of great opportunities.
I thought about that conversation when I read today’s chapter. When the people of Judah eagerly sought God, He was there waiting to be found. How many people sit back and wait for God to reveal Himself to them? How many people simply choose to not give God a thought?
What great opportunities we miss when we choose not to seek God.