Scripture: “Two people are better than one, because they can help each other succeed.” – Ecclesiastes 4:9
I had the wonderful opportunity recently to spend one hour with a woman I would call an acquaintance. We know each other well enough to say “hello,” and exchange pleasantries when our paths cross ever so briefly. We met for coffee to discuss the Destination orientation in my book, and the first new thing I learned about her is that she doesn’t drink coffee! As she shared her personal discoveries about her gifts, values, and dreams, not only did I learn what a very interesting person she is, but we connected at a deeper level. We established a stronger relationship.
“Although we all have family and friendship connections that exist regardless of our awareness or pursuit of a life mission, there is an extraordinary phenomenon I call Connection and Direction you experience as you live on purpose and stay open to God’s leading: Connection – the bonds through which meaningful relationships thrive. Direction – the heading that aligns your life journey to your destination.” – Laura Zuber, The Higher Choices Compass
Who knows what direction this new connection will take either one of us. I do know that God works through relationships and circumstances. Doors are always opening to life’s adventures if we take time, pay attention, and step out in faith. I am blessed from having spent time with my friend, and suspect that God has good things in store for both of us, if only for awhile. Be receptive to meeting new people. Strike up a conversation with someone you encounter on your daily rounds. The blessing you receive may just be a pleasant conversation, a new idea, or the joy of making someone’s day. Or, you may create a connection that leads to a whole new adventure.
The quality of any relationship depends upon the strength of the connection.
A.S.K. (the Higher Choices Process)
Ask – questions to discover the direction God would suggest you take.
|1. Do you find meeting new people challenging? If so, why?|
|2. Can you recall a time you invested in creating a new relationship that took your life in a new direction?|
|3. Is there a new direction your would like to take? What connection might help you?|
|Seek – ideas on choices that will take you further along your higher path.|
|Knock – truth embraced through practice and persistence; abiding.|