Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Are You Standing At The Crossroads Of Your Life

Are you standing at the crossroads of your life.  Do you feel like you are not sure where to turn, whether to continue straight ahead on the same dreary, lonesome and unexciting road you've been travelling or make a faith turn to the left or right?  

Well, we all stand at this crossroad sometime in our lives.   It may be shortly after finishing high school, university, when you have applied everywhere, but still no job, when you've lost a friend who you have spent so much of your life with, when a boyfriend or spouse walk out and you feel violated and sad, when you have been diagnosed with an incurable disease, when you wake up and find you are alone after your soul mate have died, when you have lost a job that provided stability for as long as you can remember, when you lose your dream home to foreclosure and you walk away from the storage you have crammed all your precious  possessions?

How do you decide which way to go?  Do you depend on your friends to steer you in the right direction.  Do you sit and worry about how to deal with the wind of change that has slowly blown in your life and left you spinning in a tail wind, do you get down on your knees and pray or do you wonder if it makes sense to go on in this life?

This crossroad comes in your life for a reason.  Life is not easy, it is challenging from the day you were born until the day you die.  The good thing is that it is not stagnant either, it changes and rearranges.  You turn over new chapters in your life, new dreams are fulfilled, you enter into new seasons, you grow and mature as an individual, you learn from your experiences, you get stronger and wiser, you discover that life is not that bad after all. 

When you get to these crossroads it helps you to discover who you are as an individual.   The totality of your life experiences play into your decision.  You have developed faith in the unknown, because there was someone who you could trust even when you thought no one cared, who you could turn to in the darkest night, you have become a different person because of this - you have proven that nothing is impossible with God as your guide.  You have discovered that the only way to live and survive in life is to put your hope and confidence in a God who holds the future.