Good Thursday Morning 7/1/04

  1. Wow! July already? Seems like just yesterday we were shivering!! :chuckle My QOD is: Do you feel as if you don't know what your purpose in life is?? I mean where you really question your existence in the grand scheme of things. Things have just been going so slow for me, and I am extremely tired. I keep trying, but it seems I just keep hitting a brick wall, which prompts me to ask the question; what am I here for?? What does God have in store for me? Ah, the questions of life.......
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  2. 11 Comments

  3. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Yes, sometimes I lack a sense of purpose in life. I usually find those are the times I am furthest from my spiritual self, which can happen to anyone.
  4. by   leslie :-D
    i never think about my purpose per se, but do acknowledge what is.

    theresa, i don't know if you have a relationship with God but even those brick walls that you keep on hitting, i believe it's up to us to figure out why...the trouble with depression is that it puts you (i speak generically) in a state of apathy, where it's so difficult to be motivated in anything. but what i can tell you is that all the horrific experiences i've suffered in my life, has made me a woman of substance. i too, am going through a long drawn out and challenging time in my life, and of course i'm depressed. i don't even see the light at the end of the tunnel, but i KNOW i will see it again. and it is my faith that gets me through. sometimes we find what we need inside, before attaining something externally......i truly hope you find peace. and that goes for all who suffer from such hopelessness.

    leslie xoxo
  5. by   SmilingBluEyes
    I think Leslie gave you EXCELLENT advise, Theresa. Very sage advice. Spirituality and self-worth and purpose are very tightly linked in my opinion. As always, HUGS to you Theresa. I keep you in my thoughts.
  6. by   warrior woman
    Leslie what you say strikes such a chord in me, and I do have a relationship with God. It's just that when things seem so dark like this, I feel so far away from Him. I pray often, but I feel so far from His face; especially now. My heart is aching, and my mind is tired.
  7. by   Energizer Bunny
    Quote from warrior woman
    Leslie what you say strikes such a chord in me, and I do have a relationship with God. It's just that when things seem so dark like this, I feel so far away from Him. I pray often, but I feel so far from His face; especially now. My heart is aching, and my mind is tired.
    WW.....I feel like this many times as well. BUT, these are the times (when we are so low and feeling like our life is so bleak) that we need to go to Him, even if it is the most difficult thing to do. When I pray, I don't usually get down on my knees, but in these times I do and I just pour my heart out and I cry and I probably don't even make much sense, but I do it. Sometimes I need a good push from a friend or two to get my hiney back into my relationship with God, but once I do things seem to look up, if not turn around, rather quickly. He doesn't always answer our prayers the way that we would like him to. I tend to think of Garth Brooks' song "Unanswered Prayers" where he says:

    Sometimes I thank God for unanswered prayers
    Remember when you're talking to the man upstairs
    Just because he doesn't answer doesn't mean he don't care
    Some of God's greatest gifts are unanswered prayers.........
  8. by   leslie :-D
    that is so true kim...unanswered prayers does not mean unheard. He will give us what we NEED, not necessarily what we want.
  9. by   leslie :-D
    Quote from warrior woman
    Leslie what you say strikes such a chord in me, and I do have a relationship with God. It's just that when things seem so dark like this, I feel so far away from Him. I pray often, but I feel so far from His face; especially now. My heart is aching, and my mind is tired.
    don't try so hard to feel His presence. when i'm feeling like i'm going to lose it, i remember (not seek) He is there right beside me....and during these dark struggles, God knows i will emerge and conquer. so it really isn't all about praying for you're still seeking outer assistance. God wants us to not just pray, but to reflect on our weaknesses and take some responsibility.
  10. by   Energizer Bunny
    Quote from earle58
    that is so true kim...unanswered prayers does not mean unheard. He will give us what we NEED, not necessarily what we want.
    no kidding! I'm learning this today yet again!
  11. by   leslie :-D
    now tell me this isn't strange...i was going to (impulsively) respond to op, which was rather irritated in tone....just as i finished the post, my computer froze so i was unable to submit it...this happened from my son's laptop.

    so i went to the desktop and proceeded to post a similiar response to this particular poster and i heard dh coming downstairs so i immediately shut it down. now, is that divine intervention, God telling me to ignore it and don't react in haste, or mere coincidence? I went back to this post and again started to respond, and just sat there, reflecting on what had just happened with my inability to respond to this poster. so i just didn't respond.

    what i'm saying theresa, is that whatever happens, however large, however petty, sometimes it is only a matter of deliberate reflection and contemplation. there is much to be learned in silence.
  12. by   warrior woman
    I know I must learn patience I guess.
  13. by   Energizer Bunny
    WW...ask HIM for it!!! I do all the time!!!

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