Discerning the Way to Go
22/Apr/2015 14:51 Filed in: Discipleship
You cannot go towards something if the mind is not focused on it. Drifting and walking in circles is diminishing, frustrating and leads nowhere. A human being cannot live such a life. Everyone needs to see the path, and then to walk on it. Getting out of the mist is a must. The way to do it is by using the reference points: God, others, and special events. We are relational beings, and we find ourselves being with others.
A word of prayer, a conversation, and a remembrance of some event are necessary to put us back together. We are not easy to work with, and most of the time we need help. Because of our power to transcend everything we will go beyond everything and everyone in our lives, and this will leave us empty. Nothing and no one from this life can fulfill us; we are going beyond everything. It seems that only God can do something about this. Finding someone that is bigger than us is necessary. Otherwise, we will continue to search and search. Scripture, prayer, and a community of worship are part of God side of our need. Special events in which we were aware that something beyond ordinary takes place reassure us that we are not abandoned and that we can find our way through life. Exercising faith, hope and love in what is given to us from God in the Scriptures will lead us towards his Son, and by his Spirit we will be progressively transformed. To find the right way to go is a complex process and by finding what energizes us we discover what we need to do. Being is the foundation for action. Knowing of ourselves in the world helps us in discerning where to go and what to do, and when we fail, it gives the power to get up and get back.