Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Get Back to the Throughline of Your Life

Creative souls who write novels or screenplays sometimes get lost in their plots and subplots. The way out of the mess is to return to the Throughline--the driving force of the story.

"So what?" you may ask. "I'm not a writer."

Maybe not. But even non-creative souls have a story--a life--that continues to be written every day. And just like written works, lives develop subplots and tangents: friendships, family relationships, dreams, hobbies, pastimes, vacations, careers, entertainment.... In fact, it's possible for your life to become cluttered with so many tangents that you get lost in a morass of detours and dead ends that leave you frustrated or confused. When that happens, what should you do?

The answer is simple. You get back to your Throughline. In this universe of ours, your Throughline is God, and the relationship He wants to have with you. He is the Author of this world, and the Creator of your soul. Although temptations and time-wasters may entice you to fritter away your life in vain pursuits, by living your life with God, you automatically return to your Throughline, your purpose for being here. God's Word says, "But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you."

No, living in relationship with God doesn't mean you can't have hobbies or engage in sports. It doesn't demand that you give away all you own and become a missionary in some faraway jungle. Living for God doesn't even guarantee that your life will be free of troubles, for He uses troubles to build our faith and trust in Him. But by keeping your eyes on the Lord, you can bypass the pitfalls and detours that cause so many to stumble and lose their way in this world.

Not sure how to begin walking with God? I'd be happy to share about that!

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