“We are all individuals taking different journeys and along our journey, we sometimes bump into each other, we cross paths, we become altered… we take different physical forms. But at all times we too are 100% perfectly imperfect.” ― Steve Maraboli
It’s sometimes hard for us to admit we’re just human… and not in charge of everything. It’s even harder for us not to know everything. Yet, we must somehow learn to become comfortable with our reality… learn to live with our limitations, and find happiness in striving to be better.
Life is a battle between “The comfort of certainty and perfection” and “The fear of uncertainty.” But really, no one can ever feel as though they’ve found the secret to being the perfect version of themselves … because actually, it doesn’t exist.
To be all-knowing and all powerful are attributes that only belong to GOD… as Creator. These are attributes that are not humanly attainable. Classic author and pastor, A. W. Tozer said, “The reason why many are still troubled, still seeking, still making very little forward progress, is because they haven’t yet come to the end of themselves. We’re still trying to give orders, and interfering with GOD’s work within us.” In other words:
Everyone wants to know what their driving ambitions should be in life.
Everyone wants to have a certain life purpose.
Everyone wants to feel they’re on the right path.
Everyone wants to feel more certain, and be perfect at what they’re doing.
However, we aren’t GOD. We are humans. It is when we try to be GOD that we end up confused and misdirected.
In many ways, we accept our humanity intellectually, but not emotionally. When faced with our own limitations, we react with irritation, anger, and resentment. We want to be taller (or shorter), smarter, stronger, more talented, more beautiful, and wealthier.
We can’t know our destination until we set out on the journey to get there. But instead of spinning our wheels with the unknowable of tomorrow, it’s far better to focus on today… and on what we actually have right in front of us.
We can’t know what the perfect path will be, we can’t know what our purpose in life is, until we decide to trust GOD, and put in the work to uncover it. Simply put, we have to enjoy the journey, as we strive to reach the destination. Nothing more. Nothing less.