#4 of 10 ways to reveal your heart of faith when faith feels like little more than a leftover
Compressed for Twitter:
#4 There is a telos. That is, purpose, intention, trajectory in one's life. Discover what you can of it and sync up.
Decompressed for context and comment:
There is a trajectory in our thoughts and actions (or inaction). It’s relatively easy to trace where our thinking, choices, and behaviors within ourselves, in our relationships and through systems are headed—both in the short term and long run. Unless the arc is interrupted, it’s predictable. At one level, we can determine this. At another level, it draws us beyond the limits of our thinking and acting.
What are we intended to be and become, learn and discover, do and accomplish, serve and celebrate? How are we cooperating with that—fueling our capacities, developing our gifts, cultivating our relationships, reaching for our horizons? Or, in what ways do we intentionally or unintentionally sabotage our telos?
When faith feels like little more than a leftover, the reminder that each of us was and is intended for transcendent purposes raises our sights and reframes the horizon. Even if we have become sidetracked, disoriented, seduced, waylaid, or depressed, we can recover and move toward wholeness and completeness in the simple faith that grace deeply desires this for us.
Perhaps your telos includes helping another person or others recognize and move toward realizing their telos. You can be renewed in your faith and find your spiritual stride as you choose to help others. Dare to engage in the act of freely serving others or a just cause through the unique combination of capacities, gifts, relationships and opportunities you have been given. See what happens.
Read all 10 actions (in Twitter's 140-character format) that can reveal your heart of faith when faith feels like little more than a leftover.
I will continue posting comments on all 10 actions over the next few days.
Your responses and comments are welcome.