Where are you? At this very moment are you where you thought you would be? When someone asked you five years ago what your plan was, is this what you imagined?
If anyone would’ve asked me five years ago where I’d be right now I couldn’t imagine being where I am. (There are plusses and minuses to that statement, too.)
While studying the book of Genesis, I came across the passage where God asked Adam where he was.
6 So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate. 7 Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves coverings.
8 And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden.
9 Then the Lord God called to Adam and said to him, “Where are you?”
10 So he said, “I heard Your voice in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; and I hid myself.”
– Genesis 3:6-10
It was shortly after he had sinned against God by eating the forbidden fruit that Adam was questioned. I came to a realization that God, all-knowing in His ways, had already known where Adam was. It was His way of checking Adam’s mindset.
That passage made me ask myself, where am I?
I thought about all aspects of my life and re-evaluated my recent decisions. Would I be able to answer if God had asked me of my whereabouts? Even further, it made me aware of the human-ness of Adam. Just like Adam, I sometimes “hide myself” from God after I feel like I have wronged Him. My hiding comes in the form of missed worship, avoiding friends, and isolation. I know that God knows all and sees all, but I still hide. I’m human.
Another point, until Adam sinned, God had not questioned him.
My quick takeaway? When you sin, you are separated from God. When you walk with Him, He never has to question your location.
So, today, I strive to be in a place where He knows where I am, and more importantly, I know He’s with me.
Where are YOU today?