God and Star Trek

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If you are looking for a technical post, feel free to move on. This post is all about walking out life with God, and is specifically for those that have ever felt undeserving of His love, forgiveness and blessings. Conversely, if you are looking for a post about life and God, but are not geek enough to be familiar with the Star Trek universe and specifically the latest movie.. you should probably move on to something else as well.

Ok, still here? Good. This is an analogy that hit me over the last couple of months and I really like it, so I thought I’d share with y’all here.

First, we must set the stage. The relationship with Capt. Kirk and Spock is an epic friendship that is iconic in nature and spans the centuries. They have gone through time together, saved each other’s lives countless times, saved multiple planets – discovered new worlds, on and on and so on.

And yet, in our story, only Spock has seen this, only he has experienced this friendship, and now he has come back in time and meets our Kirk as a much younger man, who has been thrown off of his ship, being chased by wild beasts, and left for dead on a deserted snow planet. He’s at the bottom of himself, without hope, when Spock finds him.

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who are you?

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I am now, and always have been, your dearest friend.

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Man… I don’t even know you.

It’s interesting to me how God see’s our lives. He sees us from the finished product. He sees us from the end of time, not from the limited perspective that we stand in.

Have you ever been blown away by God’s blessings or felt undeserving of His love? God see’s what we shall be, not where we are and who we are right now. He sees us as we should be, not as we are right now, and from God’s perspective,

He is, and always shall be, our dearest friend.

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About Caleb Jenkins

Caleb Jenkins is an international speaker, author and 6 time Microsoft MVP award recipient, he currently works for Quicken Loans in Detroit (from his home in Texas). An entertaining and informative speaker who approaches software from a fresh perspective that spans UX, agile practices and technologies for enterprise customers from across the globe. Leading UX product design teams, coaching multi-team agile transformations and architecting and mentoring at some of the largest companies in the world, As a long time community leader and former Microsoft Developer Evangelist, Caleb is well known for his engaging speaking style, depth of knowledge and creative energy. Founder and Principal Mentor of Proaction Mentors, former UX Manager and Agile Coach, Senior Architect for Six Flags Corporation, Product Architect on a Cloud Marketing Platform, Caleb has made a career out of empowering others while building products and teams that delight customers and solve business needs. You can follow him on twitter (@calebjenkins) or his blog, DevelopingUX.com and if you're still reading this, then you could also subscribe to his blog RSS feed or sign up to receive updates by email