Knitting thread looks lovely in its compact ball once you buy it from the shop. I always wonder how they put miles and miles of string into one neat bundle which makes it the more fascinating to me when I look at the bundle.
They have started making them into multicolored strings which is mind blowing to me because of the how. I don’t know how. I won’t look up how. I would like for it to remain a mystery when I look at the miles and miles of multicolored thread in a compact neat bundle.
It is an utter disaster when the bundle falls and unwinds because you more often than not, end up with knots and more knots of messy thread that takes awhile to fix and put back together in a bundle that is workable but not as neat.
I feel like that is what happens to us when we go seeking out purpose. At the beginning, we are neat compact bundles of multicolored thread then we start to move and we go for miles and miles on end leaving behind trails of unwound thread that after awhile get tangled.
Sometimes we choose to go back to the beginning picking up and untangling the thread as we go, trying to spin the thread back to a bundle, other times we can’t even see the beginning so we are unwound multicolored threads tangled to a point of no return.
Purpose is not something you go seeking out. More often than not, it is not even something you can describe in a phrase. It is not one specific thing. Purpose is not what, it is why. When you look at it in these ways that it is not, you will find yourself moving from one thing to the next trying to find that which completes you and you will end up with nothing.
Seeking out purpose denies you the joy to be fully present and fully productive in the now. It denies you the opportunity to be in the present situation God has placed you in because your mind wanders to that which you feel you should be doing instead.
Seeking out purpose is like trusting in God to guide your path and still assisting Him to guide you.
Even Jeremiah understood this when he said A man’s life is not his own so it is not for man to direct his own course (Jeremiah 10:23).
How far can you go if you direct your own steps? Seek His will in all you do and He will direct your paths.
“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye.” (Psalms 32:8).