Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Direction

It was one of those moments where your brain goes, "aahh!" The word just made sense.
DirectionI feel like a lot of people look at my life confused and perplexed. I hear them think, "No wife, no consistent job, no consistent residency even!"

I often took it as though i had failed to live up to their picture of success or maturity. Maybe that is still true, but what i really think is happening is that they are trying to resonate a life like mine with direction.

If your married your spouse and/or children help to determine that
If your settled in a place your job and income help decide that.

I do not look to be establishing perpetual and multiplying habits with money and relationships.

What i have found though, is that in my personal pursuit of following God's calling, my direction is focused on eternal fixtures(2 Cor. 4:16-18). I am learning to hear God's voice and the preparations and lessons i am learning will continue to be used in my ministry and life to come. There are tangible plans and pursuits in my life. I could show you direction and intent.

But what i have come to value is making sure that God determines my direction.
In his heart a man plans his course, but the lord determines his steps. Prov 16:9

4 comments:

Phil Strahm said...

Hey Brent...hope all is well.

"Direction" isn't different for everyone of us...as long as you're following God's voice I'm sure you're not to worried about much else!

Phil Strahm said...

Whoops...I totally meant

"Direction" is different for everyone of us...major typo!

dan eggenschwiler said...

I'm finding that it isn't so much about direction or success, but who you are. When people look at a life that has no consistent job, has no consistent location, and no significant other, they don't know how to categorize you. America is obsessed with "what you do" and we are often defined by our job, our spouse, or our surroundings. When you're truly living a life true to yourself and true to God with no regard for what society tells you to do, people just get confused. They stare at you with that look that says, "I just don't get it." But I think that's okay, if not even good. At least it gives them something to think about. So here's to you, for defining yourself in God and who He has created you to be, leaving people without that understanding in a state of utter confusion.

Brent said...

Thanks for the comments. it is interesting times and i by no means want to separate myself from others with a more established life and direction... they just seem to be synonymous to many people when i do not necessarily believe it is always so.