“This people have I formed for myself; they shall show forth my praise.” Isaiah 43:21 (KJV).
Spiritual growth is essential as we all seek to understand why we were placed on this planet at this particular moment in time. For myself, I was pondering these questions to myself repeatedly until I had to admit that I did not have the answers. I began to realize that I would never have these answers because I was not able to see the big picture. My view is limited to my past experiences and the present moments I am moving through. I have no understanding or knowledge of what the future holds, and I have no true view of the vast past experiences that have shaped this planet.
In recognizing my own shallowness and limitations, I began to recognize that I am not the creator of myself. I have no idea where I was before I came to this planet, nor truly where I will dwell after this body goes to the ground. The truth is like, so many others, I too, want to embrace immortality. I, too, want to know that there is more after death. If you believe what science has taught – and I think we can see this in our thoughts and emotions as well – that energy never dies and is just transferred, you can understand that the soul does not die when this body goes to the ground. So, for myself, I often ponder where was my spirit before this planet and where will it be after I leave this planet?
If you are wondering do you have a soul, the answer is yes. We each have one. We all have thoughts, emotions, sensations in our bodies, and if you dig deep enough and allow yourself to be still, you will find that there is a part of you that whispers to you and that yearns to be connected to something greater than man. Therefore, the holistic approach to wellness focuses on the mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects. True wellness must embrace all the parts of us. From my earlier post, I started to understand that those questions I was dealing with was my spiritual awakening. I was questioning why I exist at this particular moment, in the vastness of this planet and people, is my life of any significance, and what is the job I was here to do?
Turning inward allows you to dwell on these questions, and yes you can answer one or two, or maybe all three, but for me, I found that the answers were fulfilling for only a short time. The questions eventually arose again because deep down I understood that I was not the one who created me, so I could never fully know the truth on my own. Maybe you are experiencing some of this confusion as I have, and may now be on a journey of self-discovery. I encourage you to open your mind and your heart. Take some time to be still and block out all the noise that surrounds us.
Do I have an answer for you? Yes and no. I can say that it is no accident that you were placed on this planet at this particular moment, so your existence is important and ordained; that’s two out of three. But, I cannot speak to the reason you are here at this particular time and moment, that’s where your relationship with God comes in, because only He can speak to you about that.