Everyone drifts once in awhile. We lose our focus, the challenges of life begin to seep over the walls, the relationships we hold and need tear, and our sight begins to fade. We need and thirst for everything that is slipping. We try to grasp the values we hold dear while things drift quickly away. What was neat and tidy is now messy and real.
I am learning that finding one's self adrift is not something that I should worry about; rather I need to understand why I did not see things earlier. The question always comes back to the same. What am I going to do now, at this particular moment in time? Where is my direction? Why is my purpose? Can I make progress towards my goals?
Life is never complex at this moment. You and I must face direct and simple questions. Our actions are the answer, regardless of our thoughts or lack of them. I find that my approach to each situation often determines the result. Where is my trust? What are my values? Where is my focus?
I know that I cannot do anything right. My failures are many and there is little need to dwell long on them. It seems each of us has our own junk closet. Consequently, I place my trust in a God who is always right, consistently present, and unconditionally accepting. This God represents strength coupled with mercy and love, an awesome combination.
I know that my link between my professed values and actions is often week. I talk the good game, but execution is always a problem. The solution is simple and link to my trust. My highest value and priority is to trust and hold onto God. This principle transcends everything else!
The only thing left is to focus. The solution applies to you and I equally. “Each one of us needs to look after the good of the people around us, asking ourselves, 'How can I help?'” (Romans 15.2) Answering this answers everything.
The sun is just rising. Fortunately, the Son is here.