Jul 12, 2012

Lost the Plot

Have you ever watched a movie that was already started and part way through the story and you had no idea what was going on? 

Have you ever watched the second part of a movie trilogy or television series in its third year and because you haven’t seen the earlier episodes, you feel as though you can’t seem to understand the plot?

Have you ever woken some mornings wondering; “So what is this life all about?” or woke up in the middle of the night wondering; “who I am I?” or “where I am I?” 

Have you ever felt as though you were playing some role, seemingly orchestrated by a director, but you didn’t have a script or that you somehow lost the plot?

To say that “you have lost your plot” means you have somehow gotten off track and lost the focus of whatever you doing. It means you have somehow veered off from the main path and are going a wrong direction. 

The response to this epiphany varies. For some it is a feeling of confusion and disorientation. For others the response is apathy; not really caring what, when, where, or why.

My friend, this isn’t how we were meant to live; we were created for so much more. We were meant to live a life that can only come through relationship with the Father through Jesus Christ. In fact, that is why Jesus came. The Bible records Jesus saying;

Luke 19:10 for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.”

John 5:30 “I can of Myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is righteous, because I do not seek My own will but the will of the Father who sent Me.”

John 6:38 “For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me.”

John 8:28 “Then Jesus said to them, “When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am He, and that I do nothing of Myself; but as My Father taught Me, I speak these things.”

THEN WHAT ON EARTH ARE WE HERE FOR? Simply put, it is to love God and love others. With so many things competing for our time, let's stay focused on things with eternal significance!

"Scripture taken from the New King James Version. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved."

When you come back again
Would you bring me something from the fridge?
Heard a rumour that the end is near
But I just got comfortable here.
Let's be blunt.
I'm a little distracted.
What do you want?

Headaches and bad faith
Are all that I've got.
First I misplaced the ending
Then I lost the plot.

Out among the free-range sheep
While the big birds sharpen their claws.
For a time we stuck with the shepherd
But you wouldn't play Santa Claus.

Let's be blunt.
We're a little distracted.
What do you want?

Once we could follow,
Now we cannot.
You would not fit our image,
So we lost the plot.

Once we could hear you,
Now our senses are shot.
We've forgotten our first love.
We have lost the plot.

When I saw you for the first time
You were hanging with a thief
And I knew my hands were dirty,
And I dropped my gaze.
Then you said I was forgiven
And you welcomed me with laughter.
I was happy ever after.
I was counting the days
When you'd come back again.
We'll be waiting for you
When you comin' back again?
We'll be ready for you
Maybe we'll wake up when...
Maybe we'll wake up when
You come back again.

Let's be blunt.
We're a little unfaithful.
What do you want?

Are you still listening?
'Cause we're obviously not
We've forgotten our first love
We have lost the plot.

And why are you still calling?
You forgave, we forgot.
We're such experts at stalling
That we've lost the plot.
Lost the plot

When you come back again
Would you bring me something from the fridge?
Heard a rumour that the end is near
But I just got comfortable here.

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