I went yesterday to meet up with a friend of mine. He is always early when we agree to meet somewhere, so when our appointed time to meet came and went I knew something was wrong. I called him and he said, “Oh, I didn’t think we were meeting.” We both laughed about it and summed it up as, “a simple misunderstanding!” We were both okay with the situation, but what happens when people aren’t okay with misunderstandings? There can be hurt feelings, anger, blame, and these things can lead up to gaps in one’s relationship with the other person.
Even worse, what if someone misunderstands God? What if that misunderstanding causes a gap between them and Him? It’s probably not misunderstanding His word, but more of misinterpreting His word. They misinterpret what He is truly trying to do in their life. Will they dare stand before Him and say, “I’m sorry God. I guess we had a simple misunderstanding.” (Would someone dare say to Him, “Oh, you mean that whole hell thing is real?”) It will be interesting to see what happens if either scenario takes place in heaven. Seek for God’s true meaning in His word. Pray and ask Him for understanding. Don’t allow your selfish desires keep you from understanding God, and if you have ask Him to help close that gap between you and Him.