The other day I was having a conversation with a friend of mine and we started talking about meeting God face-to-face. I had never thought about it quite like I did the night. I realised that night, that I was not in a place where I wanted to be coming face-to-face with God. Unfortunately I didn't know how to get to a place where I would feel even remotely comfortable meeting with God on such intimate terms. In a way I still don't.
How do we get so that we can meet with God face-to-face? I am not entirely sure. But I know that if there are things that are stopping us from getting to that place where we can turn to God for the things we need and be comfortable (well as much as we can be anyway), then we need to deal with those things. But how can we deal with them if we don't want to face even those problems?
My friend said in that same conversation that we need to give those things that are stopping us from communing with God to God, but if we are uncomfortable meeting with God then how can we give them over to Him? How do we change our thought patterns to allow us to do those things even though we may be really uncomfortable about them? What is it the finally motivates us to get moving and actually do something about our problems?
I guess in my life I will be unable to meet with God on that intimate level until I can face the things in my life that I have been avoiding. As many or as few as they may be, sometimes the best thing is to face them head on and deal with them sooner rather than later cuz who knows what problems they may cause us in the future, for us, our husbands/wives or our kids. That is not a legacy I want to leave my kids.