by Randy Chambers, 2014-09-11
Genesis 5:24 NIV: Enoch walked with God; then he was no more,
because God took him away.
Our ambitions, goals and desires often take us down paths we hope hold the fulfillment
of our dreams. Our paths may change as our desires change, and as quickly as we started
walking one direction, we may change coarse and begin to walk an entirely different
direction. If we pursue a dream, perhaps we can say that we walk with that dream. Or if we
pursue a short term or long term goal, perhaps it can be said that we walk with our goals.
For if these things are strong within our hearts, we know by what Jesus has told us that
these things will also be our treasures. And in some cases, the very things we desire to
possess, will wind up possessing us instead.
Enoch must have treasured God greatly, for we are told that Enoch walked with God.
Certainly he had other dreams, aspirations and ambitions, yet as he walked he did not walk
as in the pursuit of those things, but he walked in the pursuit of God. Many of us walk
after our goals and desires with the best intentions. For in so doing, so many of us love
God and remain conscious of God's presence. But I can imagine that for it to be said of
one that he walked with God, it would seem to others that the person pursued God, while
being conscious of the other aspects of life--and not the reverse.