Talking with a friend of more than twenty years over lunch yesterday, I mentioned the recent revelation of my OCD (Obsessive, Compulsive, Disorder) tendencies. He smiled and started talking about our friend Doug (alias) who is a “Classic” OCD case. Doug was always a slave to his idiosyncrasies.
For me, now that I know what it is, I feel exceptionally blessed to be who I am. Without my attention to detail and unrelenting drive to get things right, my life would have been sooo different. God has blessed me throughout my life, and has directed me in so many ways. Early on, God taught me not be a slave to things that I had no control over. “Let Go, & Let God.” Following God’s lead to be aware and use those tendencies for growth.
My walk with God over the last fifty years has mostly been about seeing God in EVERYTING! Working to be obedient to his voice in my heart. To me, that is one of the best blessings of being OCD. I see God in the smallest details. Sure, when you gaze at the stars, the grandeur of his design is awe inspiring. I love that this personality disorder has favored me with the ability to find God in “Not So Godly” music and writing. Or, the beauty of the insect world and his design. The continuity above and below is clearly by design, not happenstance.
“Lift up your eyes on high And see who has created these stars, The One who leads forth their host by number, He calls them all by name; Because of the greatness of His might and the strength of His power, Not one of them is missing.” -Isaiah 40:26
So, seeing God in Everything is Exactly that. Everything; Big and Small, Good and Bad and in the Micro and the Macro.
I See Your Hand in Everything That,
I See You Are the Answer That I,
Used to Doubt,
See Your Hand, Reaching Down,
I See the Power,
That Only Your Love Can Bring,
I See You in Everything
Here’s a Wonder Full song from one of the founding members of the band America, Dan Peek.
Everything, by Dan Peek -Enjoy!