Thursday, December 13, 2007

Lately I've been thinking a lot about the interaction between God and mankind. God has been so very good to me. There have been times when I thought that surely God was so far from me and that it was my fault. I realize now how close God is to each of us. His reality and the truth of the spiritual world in which we live keeps Him close but so often out of my reach because I get so caught up in the reality of this mortal experience.

I see very clearly how God has lead me and taught me by unusual means of trial. I believe that as time goes on I will continue to see how God has brought me to the next phase -How he has prepared me to fulfill the mission in life that will shape my character to become the person I was created to become.

I look at the world around me and realize how fortunate I am to be able to live the life that I live. So many go without the knowledge of the value of their soul, the understanding of their mission, and the intricate role that we play in each other's lives. There is so much work to be done to better the world and ultimately better ourselves. How can I not be an active participant in this world? So great is the call, how can I refuse such an honor?

I believe that everyone has a mission in life to fulfill. I've spoken with some friends who aren't so sure that they have a purpose. But there are two parts to having a life mission. The first part is finding out who you are and what your mission is. The second part is living up to who you are and fulfilling your mission. Well, that's what I believe anyway. I feel it is true in my heart.

I know what God expects of me and what my calling in life is. But how does one come to know what their calling is? In my experience, I must reflect back on the unique life that God has provided me. I see the heritage that I received, the education, experiences, and of course the most difficult and meaningful parts of my life. As I reflect on the course that this river of life has taken me I can see how God has shaped and molded each experience to match the gifts and abilities he has given me. As I discern which goals to pursue I ultimately learn which goals reflect on the experience and gifts that God has blessed me with.

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