“This day…I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live.” Deuteronomy 30:19 (NIV)
For years I grew up with the message (or warning) of “Choose Life.” My life was consumed with the pressure of making the right choice, and the fear of making the wrong one.
I’m certain that Religion would find holes in what I’ve come to believe, but after holding the hands of countless people as they died, as a hospice chaplain, and people who could not choose on their own, I might add, I’ve come to believe that life is not predicated on choosing but rather on receiving.
Some spend a lifetime searching for silver or gold. Just because they never find it, doesn’t discount the value of the precious metals. Neither does it discount the value of the one searching. The seeker and that which is being sought simply never found one another; during this lifetime that is.
You are not lost waiting to be found; you are found waiting to be discovered.
We, as advanced as we are as a species, still only know a thimble full of what is Truth. Aren’t you glad that Truth is not predicated on either discovery or understanding, but stands firmly all by itself? Truth simply is. Truth was present long before the seeker was born, and truth will remain long after the seeker is gone.
I invite you to live begin living life today from a higher perspective. Instead of living in fear, live in faith. Instead of striving, receive. Position yourself in a posture of thanksgiving for what has already been done and what has already been provided for you, and simply receive it.
Don’t put so much pressure on yourself to make the right choice; YOU ARE the right choice!