It can take courage, patience, and wisdom to seek God’s will and His ways. In an enormous world of resources, answers, and solutions to our deepest questions and problems, we often keep looking for the grain of sand on the beach of life that contains more than the common traits of pebbles–hoping to spot a few treasures.
One of the problems of seeking God’s will and ways in our lives is having too many items, events, and experiences to analyze. With multitudes of choices ready to be selected from our sandbar, the call for courage, perseverance, and patience is inevitable.
Tension builds in our souls. What do we look at first? What do we assess in light of possibly being God’s will for our lives? What do we conclude as definite ways ordained by God for us to establish?
It’s hard–and painful! Many pebbles appear the same. The y seem no different than other grains. These speckles seem to lend no aid to the service of us personally, and to the collective humankind. The ones that stand out often make no obvious statement regarding their purpose. They may carry their unique characteristics, but the treasures usually remain ordinary in nature, and why in the world would “ordinary” be valued?
~to be continued~