For just one second, forget about your pastors, professors, and leaders and all they are teaching you. They are saying a lot of things at you (And, they’re probably good!) and learn to ask yourself, “what is my life saying to me?”
It seems that we are trained in how we are supposed to live life, that we are actually not living the life we are called into. So what would it look like if for a brief time, we stopped taking notes from the guru’s of life and took notes about our own life. How are you responding to criticism, failure, rejection, abandonment? Are you taking notes on all the things that allow you to experience love, peace, hope, and joy?
Your pastors, professors, and leaders are important, but are we listening to them, or have we found the True-self, the “not me but Christ who lives in me”. have we found the spirit, the voice within us that wants to change the world through love, peace, hope, and joy? Have we found our abundant life, or are we living the life we are told we’re supposed to live?
“Before I can tell my life what I want to do with it, I must listen to my life telling me who I am.”-Parker Palmer