There are so many things we take for granted in life. We just assume they will continue to go on as usual or that they will “automatically” correct themselves. Consider this, the depth of thought we have is a part of the depth of life we live.
We have become enslaved by the routine of our daily lives, in work, in pleasure, in business and even in our recreation. We tend not to look at the height above us nor do we look at the depth below us. We seem to be always moving forward or in a circle that always brings us back to where we started. We are in constant motion but the question is still there to answer. Are we driven- or driving?
We talk and talk, communicate in many forms and ways. The stream of daily news has the ability to keep our minds occupied. Are we driven to be more compassionate, more caring or is this drive centered on self? Are you driven?
When you are not sure of your status (whether you are driving or driven) it can affect the attitude we have towards other people.
Some people get an attitude when a problem or situation comes in their life. They act like, “how dare God bring trouble to me.” Our trials, troubles, problems-whatever you call them, they are not superficial or irrelevant. There is no need for “attitude,” because the problems have a purpose, in that they are designed to bring you closer to God. Some times heartaches, headaches and distresses go right down to the bone- to the point you think you won’t survive it.
Pray and use your faith, if you could see your way out of the situation without God, you probably wouldn’t pray. Faith is when you trust God to resolve what you know you don’t have the skill to do. Here is God’s Promise to you, found in Jeremiah 33:3 which reads:
“Call to Me and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know.”
When you are not sure of your status (whether you are driving or driven) it can give us the feeling of not being adequate. There is so much insecurity that surrounds the feeling of not being adequate.
The feeling of not being adequate is something we have had to deal with throughout our life. You work to be prepared for the job you have before you. Still there is a gnawing feeling of not being totally adequate for the task. Partly, this has to do with upbringing, in that we were always told to do our very best; not knowing where that definition ended. It is precisely the awareness of our limitations that pushes me to more prepared than less prepared-still we are not quite sure. Things like meeting the needs of our family, fulfilling the demands of our job; this keeps us going in spite of energy drain.