The earth is 93,000,000 miles away from the sun. Any closer and our planet would be too hot for life to survive. Any further away from the sun, and our planet would be too cold to sustain our survival. Scientists have long been unable to find a law in nature that answers ‘the why and how’ of this. But faith-practitioners understand the precision by which God operates. We stand in awe of an amazing God, who’s intricate orchestration serves as a consistent reminder of just how ridiculously impressive God is.
Every 24 hours we get an updated contract; a new lease on our lives; an opportunity to do something we’ve never done before; say something we failed to say in the past; or be somewhere we’ve never been. Tomorrow you get to try this thing again. What will you do differently?
Q: What am I doing wrong?
I want to start by saying that I’m really not a religious person. I admit I only look to a “higher power” when I feel that the weight of the world is too much for me to handle. Right now I’m struggling in my life, and I find myself saying “Why me?”. I don’t understand why I keep coming back to this same place where I feel stuck and defeated. I know that I must be doing something wrong, because if I were on the right path it wouldn’t be this hard. How do I get on the right path? What am I doing wrong to cause so much struggle in my life?
Response: It is not that you are on the “wrong path”. Indeed, you are on the right path, because where you are is a place you continue to “come back to”. And anytime life shows us something more than once, we can be assured it is something we are meant to pay attention to. The feeling of being “stuck and defeated” exists, simply as an alert system of sorts, to push you along and force you to seek transformation. Because sometimes contentment causes us to become complacent and therefore we feel little desire to learn whatever lessons we are meant to learn or change whatever we are meant to change in our lives. Once you learn your lesson(s), you can move on in your life and will find that you never again return to this particular place of defeat.