FB Question/Inquiry: Not having things mapped out in Life…and that’s OK.
Harmuny’s World Answer:
Mapping out our life is a great way to stay connected to and focused on the ultimate goals we would like to accomplish in Life. Vision Boards, photos, writings, and other things that visually show us what we want out of life is healthy for guidance. Be it that Life is bigger than we can imagine, we are challenged to live selflessly in pretty much all that we do.
Leaving a legacy for generations of your family as well as others in the world, a few big names may come to mind. The everyday survival on earth is a challenge for all with obstacles that come and go. To individualize this topic, I understand, mentioned by Sex and the City cast not sure which one said it but they mentioned the twenties are an area of exploration. Obviously that stuck with me because that was said a few years back. But at any age you can be lost. Food for thought: “What you believe happens.”
Moving forward... Having supportive family and friends during a time of ‘where do I belong’ is important. I heard the saying: “Write a plan and give it to God so He can erase it.” That can be seen more than one way. 1. Your plan could be vague so God fill in those transitions. 2. You don’t believe the things you wrote so you have zero intention of accomplishing what you claim to set out to do. 3. You write a thorough plan and God sees where you want to go and it lines up NOWHERE to where He needs you to be (your plan may have been selfish). I can keep this going…
I love to share with others, “We are here to tell someone else’s story/message”. Have you seen the movie Sucker Punch? If not, I would encourage you to watch, I think it is an 18 and older film, so look into it before sitting with youth to watch it. Then you will understand this paragraph.
What is a journey?
An act of traveling from one place to another
What is a destination?
The place to which someone or something is going or being sent
What is the right path to get to your destination?
You may or may not know this answer right away, guidance always come on time.
What is a map?
No kidding I chose Google to define this and it has: a person’s face.
But to be politically correct: A diagrammatic representation of an area of land or sea showing physical features, cities, roads, etc.
This is some great stuff here, but to tie a nice bow around this gathered information. Every last one of us are completely and uniquely created to do unique activities and have unique accomplishments and face unique trials/failures. How something affects or effects one person it will be similar to some but not exactly the same.
Tragedy, Love, Work Ethic, Eating, Entertainments are all reacted to differently, similar but not the same, think finger prints even go to DNA. Each of our make-up is different!
So I assure you our paths will echo that, how we see life will assimilate that and our trials will shape that.
Not knowing what you need to do or where you are going is totally fine. Don’t celebrate just yet, sitting doing nothing that is exactly where you are going, nowhere.
It is not okay to watch other’s lives and think you are going somewhere if you or someone before you has not made sacrifices to get you or them there.
People that are somewhere worked, if not them, then someone.
This is not a case of being grateful or ungrateful, it is about starting somewhere and ending up somewhere better than you were before you started and helping others along the way.
I could stop here but there is more…
Life has a way of bringing you back where you started. What I like to do is look at what I have done/been through, accomplished, failed at, and what I care about. I start there; my story will not be like yours. We all have a story also known as our journey. Some stories are longer than others.
You use what you have to get what you want has been used in many ways. I want to use it as you are wonderfully and uniquely made, start today on your homework to discover your cares and where you belong and where you want to go. It will take spending time with ourselves; some of us with all this technology cannot stand to be alone let alone with ourselves. But try it and see. Being stuck or lost is not all that people credit it to be.
Below are Bible verses to assist in your Journey. So far on my journey my favorite verse has been Joshua 1:9. You must look that one up yourself, it’s so worth it! J Cheers
He Lord answered me: Write down this vision; clearly inscribe it on tablets so one may easily read it.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not unto your own understanding in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your path.
James 1:8A double Minded Man is unstable in all his ways.
P.S. I did not get dressed up to write this!