“Many of us go through life with only a fuzzy sense of where we are going.” ~ Jeffrey Young, PhD and Janet Klosko, PhD, Reinventing your Life: How to Break Free from Negative Life Patterns
When The Unexpected Strikes
Where are you going? What’s your plan moving forward? Many of us don’t think much about that question until disaster hits. When divorce or cancer or the death of a dream slams us in the gut, we are suddenly forced to think about these questions.
We live mostly being tossed around by events that we have little, or no control over.
Part Of The Bigger Story
Do I have a “destination” I can pin down? When I start pondering this question, I think about one of my favorite books, The Hobbit. In the middle of the story you see the books’ characters stumbling along on their journey, fighting battles, surviving catastrophes, and basically on the brink of disaster and death at every turn.
It’s only when you look at the story from a 3,000 foot view, so to speak, that you see the characters are on an extra-ordinary journey. They are each playing a part in the bigger story.
The story is about Eternal purpose. The battle between good and evil; darkness and light. And though the characters seem to be stumbling along and fighting storms and demons by their own determination, we discover they are actually being led. Though they are often demoralized and discouraged, and some even die, their destination, shining in the distance, is real and worth the journey.
Where are you going? What bigger destination are you a part of? If you can find the eternal story of your life, suddenly that fuzzy place in the distance will become flooded with light. With that new vision, you can face your dragons with a brave, bold purpose, and with a sense of peace and power, too.
“Later in one of his talks, the Teacher said to the people, ‘I am the Light of the world. So if you follow me, you won’t be stumbling through the darkness, for living light will flood your path.’” ~ John 8:12 (The Living Bible)