2011 has already brought about many changes in the Goffzilla household.
I am working very hard to learn and excel at a new job and new career, Christine is persevering through a very difficult teaching year, opportunities to be more involved in our church are popping up, soccer coaching has begun again, and goals for our house and personal lives are being pushed to the back-burner. Not by any conscience effort on our parts, but I believe that God is at work.
I don’t mean to get all philosophical and theological (well, maybe I do!), but as I am getting older, I continue to understand a lot better about what is important, and what is not. And, I believe that God puts us in situations and shows us opportunities to further His plan. Oftentimes, we neglect God’s Plan in favor of what is “easy” and “convenient”, and we start to get comfortable in a certain way of life.
I don’t think there is a particular purpose to this post, other than a random rant from a man looking for guidance. I love my job and I love how active I have become with my church, but I know that others have suffered because of this.
I’ll leave you with a prayer I found, written by Thomas Merton:
My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going.
I do not sense the road ahead of me. Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think I am following your will does not mean that I am actually doing so.
But I believe that the desire to please you, does in fact please you.
And I hope that I will never do anything apart from that desire. And I know that if I do this, You will lead me by the right road though I may know nothing about it.
Therefore will I trust you always, though I may seem to be lost and in the shadow of death.
I will not fear, for you are ever with me, and you will never leave me to face my struggles alone.
Have you ever felt lost or confused about the pathway God is leading you on?