The Importance Of My Spiritual Journey

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As I look over the vast experience’s which encompass my spiritual journey I am awe of God and how He has shaped my call into what it is today. There are times when we are bombarded with a plethora of questions. Am I truly called by God? Am I walking in my true calling? These questions, rather the answers to these questions allow us to press toward the high calling of Jesus Christ (Philippians 3:4). It is in this press, as the Apostle Paul calls it, we find the essence of our calling.
It is similar to an olive press in its process and product. A group of close friends of mine went to visit The Holy Land several years ago and of course they raved how the bible came alive for them like never before. They told several stories of things and places
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What I am referring to is the church order, church phrases and how to conduct myself in church. This all was second-nature to me, so I needed confirmation that I not only was in the right location, I was in the right vocation. I knew from a young boy I would be in church and I would preach, however I did not ever want to be a phony. In other words, I thought by some reason of virtue I would get all things in my life in order and then give my life over to the Lord. It is alright to laugh, because I am truly tickled at this preconceived notion I had formulated in my mind. Nevertheless, I was expecting it to be some feel good moment to confirm my call, however it was quite the …show more content…
This can also cause us to drift away from God. That is why it is extremely important to surround ourselves with consistent and honest people. There is nothing more dangerous to a person who is drifting away from God than having good people in their life. The bible declares there is safety in the multitude of counsellors (Proverbs 24:6).
This is an ongoing issue in my life because I have always been taught to be self-sufficient. My Dad instilled in my brother and I at early age to do for ourselves. There are times when I view a helping hand as an invitation to reveal my weakness. Nevertheless, learning to embrace our weakness and limitations as Paul did is an important part of self-acceptance (Seamands, p. 134).
This puts new meaning to dying daily (1 Corinthians 15:31). We must die to our false self, so that who God has created us to be can live. It is one thing to trust others, then there is another thing to trust others to help you in trouble times. This is always been difficult for me. It would be so difficult at times I would adopt the captain of the sinking ship attitude. Thankfully, my wife and family help me to overcome this issue more and more each day. They are my sounding board; they are my totems which allow me to distinguish fantasy from reality. My wife pushes me to be more trusting to others in difficult times and to reach out to our friends

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