If you are tired of your Christian experience producing the same results year after year, you maybe ready for Father-time to the “So” degree. Father wants you to remember that He is the only one in your life that you know that was ever willing to give up a only begotten Son just because He loved you “So.” Matter of fact, we would use the word unreasonable to think that someone should do such a thing for us. If this is how we think, what we are saying is that we wake up everyday already in agreement to give people, companies, and things the very best of us without any expectation of receiving from them their very best: it would be unreasonable.
Relationships are built on an understanding between the parties involved. If we are stipulating from the onset to the major relationships in our lives that it is okay not to give their best because it would be unreasonable, that’s risky business with no back-up plan. When a time comes with a “So” degree that requires only the best from a relationship in order for you to have success, you will have already agreed with them that it is your time to fail. If I can only get your best from you when the “So” degree required is not so difficult, what am I really getting in return. This relationship should be categorically defined so that I will know to what degree that relationship is willing to go for me. This is why you get the same results year in, and year out: we all do for each other the best that we can do as long as it is reasonable, or not “So” difficult. Then throughout each year when those two or three events show up that are deemed unreasonable or difficult, we are set back again because we all have agreed to do all that we can do for each other except for when it is unreasonable or too difficult. Then who are we going to call on when our best plan has just done all that it can do, and we still have more needed to be done?
Father wants to enter into that next level relationship with you to make sure that you have someone to count on when the going get “So” difficult. Father wanted to show us His sincerity first: He went ahead, and gave His best that you, and I would know the kind of support that we could count on from Him. My brother had a stroke that set him back on his job. The company that had loved him for years, continued to love him the best as it reasonably could, but they could not “So” love him to the point of what he needed from them at this degree. Their hands got tied up a lot once things got unreasonable through exhausting pre-determined guidelines, laws and company policies. Listen, I’m not knocking relationships with your job, memberships, or toys, I thank God for them. Father gave you the abilities to get them, and hold on to them. However, when they do reach their point of doing “So” much, make sure that you are willing to give your best to the one that has given you his best: Father.
Father specializes in the “So” degree. There is nothing “So” demanding that He will not come through for you. Once your relationships reach that point, He is ready to take you over the hump. Here’s the thing, can you look to Him with such confidence as you do your job, wife, frat, etc.? You know how we say it: I know I can count on my boys to have my back, or can you hold that item for me to next Friday when I get paid: darn, you are so sure that you are going to get paid next Friday. Point, can you really say in the same confidence that my relationship with Father will take care of all my “So” degrees? Is your soul at peace just knowing that Father is there in case you need Him. Test time: I am at the most peace when I think about the goodness of , fill in the blank spot. I hope you answered Father or God. Be truthful. If you are a more peace because of something else, then honesty is a great start.