Tuesday, August 24, 2010

On Life – Okay, Is This It?

One thing we need to necessarily accept, when we’ve reached a pure form of contentedness, is life won’t realistically get much better. Life will just be.

This is both okay and a disappointment to dwell upon. It now depends on our focus.

We cannot do anything better than accept life on life’s straightest terms. At some point, serially perhaps, we will get to that place of, “Is this all there is?”

It’s no matter, for there’s an equally powerful opposite side to that coin. It’s just as visible—the “Wow, what a life!” attitude. Both are plainly observable.

And just the same—there we will be—occasionally truly questioning if this is all there is. That’s life, if we’re honest, no matter how much we believe in God.

And, still, there’s God!

The Need of God

This position of, “Is this all there is?” now requires God.

How strange it is here that God is more needed when we’ve reached the so-called summit of spiritual satisfaction with life. The need is most punctuated via the very fact of despair that people often (and ironically) enter into when they suddenly discover, “This is all there is!”

It saps completely the life purpose of some—some even who’ve been the high flyers of faith, wisdom and leadership—and sends others spiralling into doubt and all manner of identity crises.

This sense of “the end of life as we know it” needs God to make further sense of a reality that bears literally no sense for the person in question at that time.

Then Comes God...

When we’ve reached the end of our ‘version of sense,’ then comes God. And God always appears just in time—always seemingly from the aspect of retrospect.

We gain the sense here that God is right for any moment, position, situation and time in life.

So, then comes God... always according to our need, according commensurately to our drawing near to the Spirit (James 4:8).

When we’ve reached our end... then comes God.

© 2010 S. J. Wickham.

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