We've been talking here lately about "feeling a little off," feeling like something is missing. About striving to create a life for ourselves, only to find the outcome - not to mention the process - just isn't as satisfying as expecteded.
Don't 'cha hate it when that happens?
Me too. That means we have to go back to the drawing board and rethink our answer to the question, "How can I find contentment, satisfation or joy?"
Max Lucado writes in The Cure for the Common Life, "God grants us an uncommon life to the degree we surrender our common one."
And I write in It's No Secret, "When I stop striving to create a life for myself, I find the life God creates for me." Max calls this an act of surrender. I call it an act of abandon. We speak of the same thing.
Also in It's No Secret I wrote about the parables of the treasure in the field and the pearl of great price. Both of them teach me to surrender to God. To sell out to Him and His plans for me with abandon. That it will be worth any sacrifice.
The thing is, I find this is a decision I have to make over and over. And over, and over ...
What do you have to choose over and over?