Sunday, March 7, 2010

Are You Going Through The Motions?

I've been doing a lot of soul-searching lately. I know, I know, that's such a cliché term. But it's true. Am I on the right path? Am I doing what I was created to do? What if I don't have tomorrow, have I made the most of today? Or am I just going through the motions of life, doing just enough to get by?

I'm not really sure.

But I watched this video tonight, and it made me realize that we none of us know what we will have beyond right now, this moment, right here. And that really touched my heart. Because no matter what I do, I must do it knowing that I have prayerfully discussed it with God and done my absolute best to make sure that I'm doing what He wants me to be doing. Because the greatest joy of life is in walking in God's good and perfect will. It's just that sometimes we get sidetracked, or stop walking because we somehow think we've "made it." Or perhaps there's a bump or a bend in the road, or maybe even a gap that must be jumped over, and we're just standing there, waiting for someone to come in, smooth out the road, and make everything easy again. But there's only one person who can get you over that bump or around the bend: YOU. With God's guidance and mercy, you are the only person who can change your life around, if you suddenly find you're not living out who you were meant to be.

So... are you giving your everything to this life that you were given, or are you just going through the motions?

And do you want to change?

4 comments:

  1. Love this post. Very heartfelt. We could all stand to do a little soul searching every now and again. =]

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  2. Wow..I really needed this today!

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  3. I love that song, and when I first heard it, I agree it really made me think! Great post!

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  4. Oh, very deep post! I probably think this way ad nauseum. Definitely so important to live with purpose! But coming from the other end of the spectrum, I delve into introspection too much and come out exhausted. Some times I just need to LIVE!

    But definitely, a personal inventory from time to time is so important...it's just freaks like me who turn it into obsession, lol!

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