“You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”
~ Jeremiah 29:13
I have been visiting a woman lately who just seems to always provide me with some kind of wisdom during our conversations. Recently I asked, "So, what advice would you give to the world today?"
She sat for a moment and then said, "People need to remember to clear the pathway to their hearts."
She continued, "We all seem to have so much stuff cluttering our way. Angry people are those people who stub their toe on their path. Hurt people who stumble over the things that people have placed along they way. And then of course, our own stuff. Stuff that shouldn't be there in the first place, but we just think we have to have it some way in our life."
I've thought about this alot, and what "gets in the way," of that pathway in my own life. She reminded me, "And you're the only one that can figure out what the pathway needs to look like, because each one of us have our own heart, and we all know the way to it."
For many of us, we are unfamiliar with the terrain that surrounds our pathway. Sometimes we can let things get in the way of being able to see the pathway ahead, and then we struggle to find our way back to start again. The pathway to our heart should be a known and safe journey. For some there will be fear. For some, a skip. Others, may very well give up and never open their heart to anything.
No matter where you are, the pathway to your heart is always your journey if you are willing.
Stay in God's grip!
G. Todd Williams (c) 2020
Rev. G. Todd Williams lives in the Houston metro area and is a Hospice Chaplain at Essential Hospice, Webster, Texas, and is an ordained Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) pastor.