I’m convinced life is simple. We tend to make it complex. It can be summed up in one word, relationship.
It’s what we crave. It’s what we seek. But we often get it wrong. Why?
It goes back to our origin, which is not what you think. It’s not the origin of time, or even when you were born.
Our origin can be traced to when something happened to us that set our current path. Something happened and then we made a choice. That choice opened doors which became our story. That origin determines how we forge relationships with others.
For some, their origin story leads to good, healthy, meaningful relationships. For most, however, our origin story has yielded empty, unhealthy or even harmful relationships. Which is why so many of us are wandering through life.
But here’s the good news. Our origin story does not equal our destiny. We can change it. We can make a choice unlike our original choice. This new choice has the benefit of self-awareness, which is the key ingredient. That self-awareness is what keeps us wanting more out of life and our relationships.
If you find yourself here at this moment, then you need to discover for yourself the one relationship from which all others flow. If you get this one right, then all of your other relationships will benefit. And, you will begin to live with passion and purpose.
So with whom is this one relationship? God.
Whether you believe it or not, until your spirit meshes with God’s spirit, your other relationships will be off. When interwoven with God’s spirit, your spirit will bear the fruitful qualities needed to form meaningful relationships with others. Only then will that thirst you have for relationship finally be quenched.
If you want to discover a relationship with God, then start with spending time with him. Talk with him. Set aside 5-10 minutes in the morning and in the evening. Don’t worry about what you say or how to say it. Have an open, honest conversation. No need to sugar coat it. God can handle anything you have to say. Like any good father, he deeply cares about your well-being, loves you and wants the best for you.
Forget about what you’ve been taught by religion. This is about relationship, not religion.
This is about being made right with God, first. Then you can be made right with others. Then you’ll know true joy and purpose.