Walking Your Path

Nov
2011
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Walking Your Path…
“But none of these things move me; nor do I count my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.” Acts 20:24

I’ve noticed that almost every person, myself included; tends to “hyper-spiritualize” the events and experiences which come through our lives. And I think that’s even truer of single people, because single folks spend so much time alone with their own thoughts… Since our ministry is primarily to single adults, most of the words I share are words of grace and truth to those who are contemplating the very deep questions which their divorce and singleness have created in their minds… If that sounds familiar, I hope this note will help you…

See, it’s normal for someone who is facing a deep, emotional, long-term, life-changing trial to ask of God and possibly others, questions like, “Why did this happen?” “What does it mean?” “What could I have done differently?” I think it’s good to ask those questions for a season of time, even though I’m not sure you’ll ever get any good answers…

But after you’ve spent a season of time asking those questions, I think it’s critically important for you to force yourself if necessary, to move into the next season of your life. Because if you are a Christian, you only have one time period on this planet to live for God, and you still have to finish your walk… And you will never finish your walk, if you continue to stay lost in the fog of your past, continuing to ask the questions, “Who did what to whom, and why did they do it?”

Ultimately, once we’ve sufficiently contemplated the mysteries of an event, we have to come to the conclusion that regardless of what happened, God still has our lives in the palm of His hand, and He is working out the mysteries and questions of the past in His way…

See, God knows that people make mistakes, and God has created a program of grace, forgiveness and repentance to cover those mistakes, so we can live in peace and move forward in life… And for that system of grace and forgiveness to work, it depends upon every Christian buying into the program with their hearts and lives…

But we know that every Christian doesn’t buy into the program… So, what do we do, when we’ve blown it in life, big-time? Or, what do we do, when someone else has blown it in life, big-time? … Well, in both cases; we apply grace; we forgive; and we repent… And, in most cases, we go to the person and we try to mend the relationship. And again, in most cases, we give the person some time to respond in grace and forgiveness to us…

But if that doesn’t fix the problem, eventually we have to get back to the business of walking our path. Now, that doesn’t mean we file for divorce, if we don’t need to, and it doesn’t mean we go out and get a new love interest if we are divorced… But it does mean we eventually have to get on with making our lives about something besides another person who either doesn’t want to forgive us; or who doesn’t want to love us; or who won’t or can’t act correctly toward us… Eventually, our lives have to be bigger than our history with one or two individuals… Those are my thoughts, I’d love to hear yours…

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