What desire within our soul is burning to get out? This one gets to me because it goes so much deeper than just more pleasure, more rules, or more distraction.
If the life we are living is indeed too small for our soul’s desire, where does that leave us?
We crave meaning, progress, purpose, and as Christians we are too know what these are. Yet, how many people, even Christians, as Thoreau famously described, still lead “lives of quiet desperation”?
Why? Perhaps Oswald Chambers offers some of insight when we said, “What we see as only the process of reaching a particular end, God sees as the goal itself – His purpose is for me to depend on Him and on His power now”.
And so, if the “process” is the goal where does that then leave us?
Dr. James Hollis suggests, “it’s our spiritual ‘homesickness’ that gives us our journey, and the journey gives us our life. The soul asks each of us that we live a larger life – surely we are called to become more fully what we are”.
Perhaps all this is to say what and how we are choosing to live each day is indeed our life. Which makes what we invite, inquire of, entertain, and allow to drive our choices so vital.