Are you doing what you know you’re supposed to be doing? I think it’s a common question that we ask ourselves in a lot of different ways: Am I satisfied with my professional career? Is this the person of my dreams, or who I am to spend the rest of my life with? Does my income level tell me I am where I am supposed to be in life? We can ask ourselves numerous open-ended questions to help us find the answers.
Yet to answer these fundamental questions, we need to know who is guiding them.
Each of us is born with our own unique skills, personalities, characteristics and physical makeup. There will never be another set of DNA or mind makeup like yours. You claim the patent to who you are. With the uniqueness of this one life, who is going to help you make the right choices?
The Bible offers us some clues. It tells the story of two men named John. Each of them had a certain responsibility — a job or role that was to be his.
The first John was to speak of the coming of Jesus born into the world as the Savior of Man. This John was to proclaim to the people that someone greater than himself would provide them with the choice of eternal life. He was John the Baptizer.
The second John was a fisherman who followed Jesus during his ministry on this earth. This John was described as the disciple Jesus loved, and he was close to Jesus. John was the only disciple of the 12 to die of old age. He was John the Apostle.
Although they shared a name, each John had special talents and characteristics that were given to them by God. How did these two men know they were in the “right lane of life?”
They turned where we are all guided to look and listen for our answers: to the still, small voice within ourselves. It steers us unerringly to what is for us, and what we are supposed to be doing, in this life. The challenge is learning to listen, and then following the guidance we receive.
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