There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, “Thy will be done,” and those to whom God says, “All right, then, have it your way.” | C.S. Lewis
When it comes to planning a trip, it is senseless to identify a destination without also pinpointing an originating location. The same is true in our lives. If we know where we want to go, but don’t know where we are, getting to the destination will be little more than trial and error.
When consulting a map, you typically identify your current location and then trace a path to the desired destination. What would happen if you approached life with that same strategy? Would things be any different? How would you describe your current situation?
Many adults live in denial about where they are because acknowledging the truth would pressure them to make some changes. Psychologists have discovered that people who fear the unknown will rationalize staying in unpleasant situations. Why? The discomfort of the present is less scary than the pursuit of something different.
That’s why so many people today live for the end of the day or the end of the week. They count down the days until their next vacation or the years until retirement. This isn’t the American Dream; it’s a nightmare! We all know people who were miserable in jobs in which they invested decades of their lives. They lived for the moment they could stop doing what they hated. How many years did they waste? What could they have done if they had been honest about where they were and decided to pursue living their whys?
The statement from C.S. Lewis (at the beginning of this post) is correct. There are two kinds of people. There are those who want to live up to their God-given potential and those who want life on their terms. Which one are you? Think about it.
Where are you right now? What is the first step toward identifying and living your why?
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