Monday, June 11, 2012

Remaining True To Our Calling

Perhaps you are like me and you've known for many years what you were made for, what you are called to do. And maybe like me you have chosen instead to find satisfaction in other things, in other activities, in other people. And then we wonder why we are frustrated and unhappy. We can become so busy that we don't listen to the inner voice that tells us what we are here to do. We may be afraid of the sacrifices that it will entail, even though we have a sneaking suspicion that if were were to truly drop everything and follow the voice, our hearts would finally find contentment. As well-meaning as people can be, no one can truly tell you what you were made for, what you're supposed to do. Yet we often run around seeking others opinions or confirmation because we don't really trust that which we are pulled toward. Running around making plans or talking with an endless number of people may not be the best thing sometimes. Perhaps we need to devote a day, or a week, or a month, to spending time listening to our inner voice and getting on track. And eventually we can develop a lifestyle where we are in continuous contact with Love no matter where we are or who we're with.

Mark Andrew Alward