I recently bought a car and now use a handy app on my iPhone called Maps. With a few strokes from my finger, I tell the app where I want to go and it shows me the exact driving route. Without it, I would be absolutely lost.
When Adam ate the fruit from the Garden of Eden, God called out to him, “Where are you?”
The spiritual link in their relationship had been irrevocably broken with that one bite and we have been walking around lost ever since.
You may know how to get to school or have a preferred way to get to work everyday but inside, you still feel like something is missing…that there should be more. With the curse, Adam and Eve would focus more on each other than they would on God. Somewhere along the way have your sights been taken off of God? Have you come to depend more on other people or things to fill up that God-sized hole in your heart?
There are times that the Holy Spirit whispers, “Where are you?”… Where have you veered from the narrow path? What caused your feet to stumble? The conviction of the Holy Spirit isn’t to condemn us but to get us back into a right relationship with God, the Father who brings us peace and covers us with love. God knows exactly where you are and how you got there but with those three words, He’s bringing it to your attention. Before you can go anywhere else or move forward, be honest with Him about where you are – whether you’ve become spiritually stagnant, frustrated with unanswered prayer, too distracted by the things around you like your iPhone, Netflix, or whatever is pulling your attention away from Him. It hurts to admit that we’ve wandered away (and that we don’t love Him as perfectly as He loves us) but God wants to pull you in close again.
Have an honest heart-to-heart with God, be open to His correction and soothed by His grace. They both come from the same heart that aches when anything hinders your fellowship with Him.