Archive for August, 2016

One-Way? Re-Discovering My Path

As I sat quietly at the park, I decided that I just needed to shut out all of the noise and seek God. In my pursuit of God (whom I call Jesus), I was able to find peace. It was only in the “encounter of peace” that I found solutions to the problems that I face.

When life seems most confusing and murky, I search for, and demand an encounter with peace, then suddenly the darkness and confusion suddenly disappears.  In my current life, I am praying and seeking peace (or God’s face) because I want to know which direction (s) I should take in my life.

Like most people, I have conferred with people whom I believe to be wise, to ask for their help in deciding which options or which direction I should pursue in my life. Many of my friends have offered great ideas, they have encouraged me and they have nudged me to pursue my passions.  Other friends have prompted me to pursue my natural gifts and talents.  I have appreciated these deep conversations with Friends, Elders, and Sages alike, but I still feel as if I am not in the right position. For me, I just need to hear from God. I need to know that God has heard me. I need to know that I did not miss the boat. I need to know that I did not miss my stop.  I often wonder if other people feel this way. …or if I am alone in navigating this journey called life.

Anyway, throughout my journey for Godly guidance, I have discovered that God has plans for my life as He said in Jeremiah 29:11. God’s Word says that his thoughts toward me are to give me a future and a hope.  I have hope!  I have a future!  I feel like the only way to discover my future is to follow Jesus. What does that mean?  To me it means that I cannot be afraid to go into another direction. It means that I should not fear the times when it feels like I am not moving at all. Sometimes I have to stop, sometimes I have to move in another direction, and most often I have to know that this journey may not always be in one direction or may not be on a one-way street, but my faith in God will always lead me in the right direction.

So, the term “one-way” will not scare me because I know that God is leading me and I will follow his direction.

Please feel free to leave a comment so that can reflect together.

One-Way Sign Photo Credit: J.Owens

One-Way Sign
Photo Credit: J.Owens

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