It’s interesting how life evolves. How God brings certain people along to shape things in your life. Recently, I was working on my writing course and was struggling with the current assignment that dealt with screenplays and script writing. Things that really didn’t interest me or seem to pertain to what I wanted to accomplish during the course. Nevertheless, I kept working on it and struggling to find a way to complete it. Oddly enough, a “friend” on Facebook who has taken the course before had dropped me a birthday greeting. So I thought I would tell him of my struggle and see what he had to say. It wasn’t long before I received his response and the kick in the pants I needed to finish my work.
I am also in transition when it comes to my theology. I find prayer not to be what it used to be. Beliefs not as concrete as they once were. And convictions being challenged. Again, through friends, mostly on line, I am beginning to find firm footing. Finding a belief system that meshes with scripture and a reasonable approach to integrating that belief system in my life is challenging. It’s a journey I’ve been on for years but at times seems so elusive. However, I am beginning to embrace the journey and enjoy new discoveries.
When you get as far along in life as I am transition is not comfortable. However, knowing that I am not stagnant brings a certain solace. Yes, I know many people are settled and at home with these things and that’s fine. Perhaps I envy them just a tad, but I’m not certain I would switch places. There’s a part of me that would rather be green and growing.
What does all this mean. It means for me that influence and insight from others is beneficial. Stretching the mind and heart is good.
And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers,
to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ,
until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ,
so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes.
Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ… (Eph 4:11-15 ESV)