“I need to know my next step.” he said to me. “There are no steps, only be still.” I replied. “I just feel I’m missing something.” he stated longingly. “Stop seeking. You already have everything you need.” was the wisdom I once received and now passed on to my friend.
These are snippets of a beautiful, holy moment I had in a church classroom this morning with a fellow sojourner.
Too often our approach to life is; “What’s next? How do I acquire what I need or feel I lack?” Give me a task, a purpose, a goal to achieve and when I have accomplished them all I will have arrived at my understanding of perfection.
To let go of the illusion of who we should be and accept who we are presently is difficult. To believe that we are loved perfectly, even with all our flaws, is hard to grasp.
God doesn’t know the illusory person we work so hard on trying to become. This ideal self we’ve concocted of who and what we’re supposed to be doesn’t and never will exist.
To walk with God isn’t about getting somewhere, it’s about being with Someone.