Lost & Found

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Today I attended church for the first time in a long time. I grew up attending church regularly. But, I stopped going once I experienced tragedy after tragedy.

It’s common to question our faith when we are going through tough times. But, I never really had faith. I never believed in a “GOD.” I would say I’ve become more spiritual than anything.

The pastor said a quote today that really hit home for me, “I feel I’m in the middle of nowhere, but GOD knows exactly where I’m at.” Again, I’m not religious. So, I interpreted this message in another way. Here is my version. “I feel I’m in the middle of nowhere, but I’m exactly where I need to be.”

We all reach a point in our lives when we are dumped in the middle of nowhere, with no map on how to find our way back. We feel as if we are heading down a road to nowhere. When we lose our compass, we lose a sense of direction; a sense of who we are.

Our compass can be a person in our life, our career, our significant other, our family, our idols, or even the person we hope to become.

If you’ve been navigating life alone, maybe you are used to being your own discipline. But, if you’ve relied on someone or something to guide you, it can be even harder when it comes to choosing the road less traveled.

The only way to be found, is to be lost. So we are exactly where we need to be!

It never makes sense at the time. It never makes sense in the beginning. But it’s the only way to discover things about ourselves that we wouldn’t have discovered if it weren’t for being left in the middle of nowhere.