Do you ever feel lost? Recently I was driving in a new community and found myself completely lost. I was frustrated, didn’t have a map and had no idea how to get to where I needed to go. I followed my instincts and eventually found my way — even though I ended up being quite late to where I was headed.
I’ve sometimes had this same sense in my personal life.
I look at where I am in contrast to where I thought I would be. If I glance at where I might end up it can be altogether frightening. I realize that there are forces at work that help shape my destiny that are so beyond what I can control . Some of those forces can lead me to a good place, but others may not. When I look at how short life is, I wonder what I’m supposed to be doing.
Life is a gift and it’s hard to know if I’m squandering it while I try to sort out who I am and what my role in society is. When I stop to assess my current place in life, I do realize that there are some things I can do to help shape my destiny. It takes work, deep thought and being in community with those around me. It is my job to figure out who I am and who will I be tomorrow. The choices I make each day do matter. How about you? Are you satisfied where you are in your life? If not, what are some steps you can take to get to where you want to be?