The strength of a man consists in finding out the way God is going and going that way. Henry Ward Beecher.
God is going, and I am going--are we moving the in the same direction. Purpose, will, direction--all themes of faithful living.
Do I really care about the direction God is going? I care about the destination: reconciliation, but the direction takes me to people and places and situations and conversations and works that may not be on my chartered path. Is reconciliation a desired path for my selfish feet to tread? I want people and circumstances to reconcile with me, not the other way around. What does traveling the reconciliation path look like anyway?
I have to let go of distraction and disappointment. The distraction of laziness or pettiness. The disappointment of not being in control, recognized/included or even pleased with an outcome.
So, what does that look like, where does that begin? Pursuing the worthwhile and giving up the worth-less (that which is not worth holding onto).
Off to a study group, more later.