“But the Lord God called to the man, Where are you?’”
Genesis 3:9 NIV
“Where are you?”
That’s not the question we want to hear, no matter where we are in life, for it requires us to take stock and to get honest about the situation in which we find ourselves. We don’t want to deal with where we are. We mostly want to find a quick, pain-free escape out of the challenges we face.
When Adam and Eve disobeyed God, they hid from Him. The Lord wanted to give them His best, but they rejected it. Yet even in the midst of their turmoil, disobedience and guilt, He wanted to show them the way back to fellowship with Him.
It is the same today. Christ came for this reason: “For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him” (John 3:17 NIV).
“Adam, where are you?” God asked that question to get Adam to be honest about his dire situation. Each of us must answer this same question, taking stock of where we are. This is a prerequisite to rise above your challenges and move to a new level.
You cannot experience a revolution in your walk with God until you answer the question about where you are right now. The prodigal son, according to Luke 15:17, “came to his senses,” before he could start the journey home. That is the first step toward any true solution.
Likewise, Jesus made this truth abundantly clear when he said, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick” (Luke 5:31 NIV).
“Where are you?”
You will never move into a more exciting walk with God until you look up into the face of God, recognizing your ever-present need for His help and say, “I’m here, Lord. Be merciful to me.”