"the world breaks all of us"
Why did it take me so long to learn that? Would I have been open to this unless life had brought me to the point of crying out for help? Freeway: A not so perfect guide to freedom is all about going beneath the surface to face what's really going on in our lives. As a church, we are meeting in groups as men, women, young adults, and couples hoping for better.
Last night I felt safe, I felt encouraged, and I felt community. Step 1 was about becoming aware of how distracted and busy we are. As I sat with the other men in my group, I realized how similar we really were. Work, the expectations of others, and kids all fill our schedules. I was relieved by others taking time to listen to me, and was encouraged when taking the time to listen to them.
Awareness is about knowing not just why we run, but what we are running from. I can't listen fast. I can't hear what I'm running from without quiet, alone time. My prayer is not that God would speak, but that I'd have the strength to slow down to listen. I look forward to what I'll hear.
I don't want to travel at the speed of life that I miss God's voice. Join me in finding the Freeway.