Most of our life is spent out of the eyes of others. Now see this picture in your mind: You are looking at a bunch of windows all next to and on top of eachother that cover a wall that goes on forever. Inside each of these windows is the lives of everyone of the world, the parts where it is just them, in their room or wherever they are usually alone. The lives of most can be predicted without even seeing through those windows. A common picture is one young person in their bedroom texting, or eyes glued to the computer screen. Really not much more is seen. Now imagine this with me: an individual that isn’t of this world but has devoted their life to the study of the common teenager is looking into this extensive wall of windows and examining the behaviors of each human. He comes across your window, now here is a question: What would be seen? Would it be just a typical situation and the examiner would simply check you off as another; or, for a surprise would he see different lifestyle? One comparable to Christ’s.
This really got me. I was sitting in my room doing pointless things on the computer while watching my phone from the corner of my eye. I looked out my wide open window. Since I have moved back into my bedroom, I haven’t had any sort of window covering. When I was staring at the “eye-like” window, God showed me that image of a person looking through it into my life. Would they see anything interesting or just move on? I was convicted at that moment (also excited for the inspiration). I hadn’t been leading a purposeful life behind the scenes, in my own personal time; instead, I was indulging in pointless rhythmic affairs that got me nowhere. I would end the day in a stagnant parody of a life that Christ intended for me while lugging that cross down the path of suffering.
“What is to be done next?” Is the question echoing in my heart. I am at the point where I know I love God and want to give him all of my heart. I think the thought just solidified in my head that this “all” needs to include my schedule and priorities on top of my dreams. If you really think about it our schedule is the little incriments of our daily lives and our priorities are the orders of them; leading to, if we give these to God, these personal times, this could have a butterfly type effect that will eventually elevate the whole way we live.
Lets go back to that wall of windows, this time the examiner stops and is intrigued by a human seen through one of the windows. In the morning that young person is seen kneeling before their bed and in an attitude fixed on God. When that individual gets home, they sit down and read from their devotional. Later on they are seen lying on their bed with worship music in the background and then they pull out their Bible and study it. I’m not saying you have to do all these things at a certain time, I am just pointing out that that life was one that sparked interest of the examiner, made a silent impact.
“When you pray, you should go into your room and close the door and pray to your Father who cannot be seen. Your Father can see what is done in secret, and he will reward you.” Matthew 6:6 (NCV)