The human being is a transitional being.
Whether we recognize it yet, or not, we are all in this journey of ever-becoming.
*Tau Malachi, Gnosis of the Cosmic Christ
I am now age forty-six. At this point in life, I meet two types of Christian persons of midlife age.
First, there are persons open to the future, willing to risk and grow thereby. They are prepared, with God's help, to make major life-changes to evolve to be more the man or woman they can be. They are open to the future. When they say they are following Christ, that means they are ready to make whatever changes that entails, or, at least they are able to pray to be made ready for new adventure.
Second, other persons have become fossilized at midlife, and they are biologically living but are closed to the future. They are not open to life becoming. Many are nursing wounds from the past, and many have lost a will to trust love and take God-led risks in order to follow Christ. These persons want God to fit in their now uncomfortably comfortable or convenient plans, not the other way around. They have no intent to make a major-life change to evolve and follow God's will, even when they say God is first in his or her life or that they are following Christ wherever He leads.
We are transitional beings, as Tau Malachi points out. To act like fixed beings who can find a comfortable, convenient, and stable little self-spot in this journey, protecting ourselves from risks and adventure, is denial of our God-given destiny to evolve as human beings into the fullest potential possible as sons and daughters of the Divine. How can we say we follow Christ, when our convenience and plans make it impossible for us truly to be open to life and its adventures of faith?
So, we are, again reflecting Tau Malachi's saying, on a journey of ever-becoming. We are meant to evolve, and keep evolving. Our following Christ is not a stop or a series of stops, it is a ceaseless evolving of our selves-in-God toward the fullness of Christ by obedience in love to God, through the Holy Spirit.
However, much religion, and much Christian religion, does not encourage the adventure of a pilgrim spirit of true faith. It seeks to contain the human spirit, and to box it in. God is to be our refuge in our continuing to become, not a refuge to hide from the challenges of our becoming.
When you pray for God's will to be done, do you really mean it for your life? Do you seek courageously to fit yourself in God's will for you, or do you decide what your life plan is and, then, seek to make sure you fit God in it?
Are you willing to be, or be prepared to be, willing to follow God's will, even if that disturbs your set plans and wishes for temporal and material security?
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