“When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things.” 1 Cor. 13:11
There are plenty situations in which we find ourselves daily that lead us to act in certain ways. A child acts only from pain and pleasure. The child moves away from having pain and gleefully moves towards pleasure. But as we get older there is something that is introduced to us – mission.
It is on this journey or mission(whatever that is for us), that we quickly find out that life isn’t only about pain and pleasure because we will find both while on our journey. Childlike folk quit while moving towards what they want because “there is pain and if it hurts, it’s not for me…”
There should be a point in our lives that we understand what we want to do/accomplish with the time we have, regardless of how we feel. What are your convictions?
Do you only do things because they feel good? Do you stop doing things because they hurt while doing them? Of course I am not saying to not listen to the signals of pain and pleasure, but I am saying to judge well your response and align it with what you want to accomplish.
You see this understanding in planning the workouts you do. If pain is present while you’re moving toward what you want, keep pushing forward. If pleasure is there while you aren’t doing what you should…stop(not because of the pleasure but because you aren’t doing the right thing). As simple as this post maybe, what written is very difficult to act out.
Yesterday, my mentor highlighted something for me. He said, “Your mission[goal/objective] is what births hope in your heart, given you believe it can be accomplished. Until then you are still a child…having no path.” I’m still digesting that thought. I’m not sure I fully agree but I understand what was said.
Here’s what I do know. 1Corinthians 13:13 says, “And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.”
If you still haven’t found a mission/goal/objective, just know that Love covers much faults. Love will absolutely lead you there.
What do you love deeply right now? Judged right, that could be a clue for your path! Click comment link below to leave thoughts