Is what’s helpful outside a restaurant helpful from God? Would it help if life came with this sign?
I don’t remember the title, but when I was in High School there was a book that made the rounds about Knowing God’s Plan For Your Life. While it was backed up with scripture — or at least sprinkled with scripture — I didn’t buy into the premise there was one thing I was going to do with my life.
Hello, have you heard of permutations? When classmates would ask our math teacher, “When are we every going to use this?” I thought, all the blooming time! I have to stop myself from thinking about the possible combinations and their results. One can get lost in that swamp. So, why, would God in his infinite mercy, creativity and overall sense of fun limit us to
THE ONE RIGHT PATH?
Themes and giftings and tendencies. Yes, that I see. Today I was listening to a podcast about life callings/purposes. Having done a big chunk of life in one context and now doing it in another, did my call change?
I think it morphed and expanded and shifted. Changed? Not really.
But has it been a clear “Go that way” kind of path? Not really. And while I’m approaching a blind curve I toy with the idea of wanting to know what’s coming, wanting to be spared the agony and doubt, wanting to be assured this will end well. The truth is, if I knew exactly where it was heading, it would take some of the fun out and add more fear than I’d desire.
Life is more poetic when we have the whole map available.
What about you? Would you like more information on your life path? Or are you content with the amount of information we’re given?