Do you see as the Hummingbird? Or as the Vulture?

All vultures see is rotting meat. That’s what they look for. They crave dead things. So that’s what they search for.

Hummingbirds ignore the decaying flesh of dead animals. Instead, they look for beautiful blossoms of plants.

The vultures live on what used to be. They survive on the past. They fill themselves with what is dead and gone. The vulture is, for all intents and purposes, blind to the living things in the desert.

Hummingbirds are different.

They live on what is alive. They fill themselves with the fresh and new. The hummingbird ignores dead things and searches out living things for sustenance.

Here’s the funny thing: Each bird finds what it is looking for.

What are you looking for?

That is a question we should all ask ourselves: Am I looking for happiness among dead things?

For those who keep going back to the same old helpless things, regardless that they have caused pain and destruction in the past, the answer is yes.

Dead things are never associated with pleasant thoughts. It is either thoughts full of sadness, or thoughts tainted by a rotten stench.

Matthew 6:33 says, “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”

Someone once made the brilliant observation, “wherever you go, there you are.” While that saying is painfully obvious, it’s very close to another not-so-obvious truth: Whatever you seek for, you will find. We’re all going to find what we’re looking for, eventually.

Searching for answers to life’s most important questions and never finding them is frustrating. Those who continue to search for life’s answers, again and again in the same places that hold no answers will continue to face frustration.

Those who look to dead things for life will continue to be disappointed. But, those who turn to Jesus find life, and life more abundantly.

Acts 17:27 says to seek the Lord because we’ll find that He’s not far from any of us.

God has made Himself available to us. If you seek Him, you will find him. And, when you find Him, you will find joy everlasting and peace that is beyond all understanding.

Don’t let your past, those dead things in your life, dictate your future.

Start looking for Jesus. You’ll be amazed at what you find.

 

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