We all have evolved through times down the centuries. Finding ways to ease our life in pursuit of comfort for a better living environment, obtaining security with better finance, staying connected via better communication and technology. It all seemed great at the control of our hands to ensure a brighter future. Life is getting easier and all the things we need is just right at the door. Which is wonderful.
But one common ground is that, we all cannot evade the truth of who we are, the challenges in life, relationship and life itself. This is a simple fact that we are made as a living being, not manufactured. As long as we are still breathing, there are always ups and downs in life. It’s always easy when things are going well and successful. But while facing the opposite, we prefer to pass by.
I believe understanding how we transit from one phase of life to another can greatly help us to see life in a meaningful way. For this also encourages us to be more optimistic about it and at the end, we can celebrate and enjoy the fruit of how we have “become”. Instead of how much we have “achieve”.
Speaking metaphorically, in the past, farmer depends on their knowledge and intuitive to read the star and sky to predict if rain would come. Also observing migrating birds to forecast harvesting and sowing season. These are the skills that we as human being are capable of possessing to give us a hint of the changes in season. But with the current technologies, a simple touch on the phone screen would bring forth the weather forecast. Likewise, we no longer need to remember friend’s numbers or birthdays. They are all in our gadget and come with notification.
The use of our senses, intuitive and memories no longer play a major part in our daily living. Let alone taking the time to exercise these skill and trait in order to sharpen our awareness.
From the scripture of Jeremiah 6:16, we can learn that the Lord encourages us to seek him by asking this question. “Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls.” (NIV)
We need to exercise and learn to attune our ears to hear what God is doing in your life from season to season. Because he will never leaves nor forsake you by letting you figure life on your own. John 14:18 says “I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.” My friends, He will come and guide you and show you every journey of your life. He shall direct your path and leads you by the green pasture. I encourage you to come to seek His face by asking;
Where are you leading me, Lord?
What are you teaching me in this season?
Is there anything you want me to learn in this situation?
Be humble and teachable, for these will bear fruit of a Godly character later in life. As you learn what needed to be learned, you will realize that you are moving forward and maturing. For life is a process of growth and constant learning.
So my friend, where are you standing at the moment? Which path He is taking you? Is it a season of rest, learning, overcoming obstacle or simply be still and waiting in quietness. May you find your ‘Shalom’ and joy in Him.