Mountain Vista

Why do we do what we do?

Just like when snow blankets the world and hides the reality beneath it until it melts, so too with us.

Many times we make decisions unaware of what’s causing us to on the inside. Just like when snow blankets the world and hides the reality beneath it until it melts, so too with us. Our inner agendas, often made from unchecked out assumptions, become visible in our daily choices and behaviours. If reflected on, we come to understand even more what repetitive patterns are operating in us.

We may find ourselves making decisions in small areas to avoid making the big ones which cause anxiety. These multiple little choices absorb our appetite for risk. They often limit and distract us from facing important decisions, instead of giving us the tools to make the real ones.

Are we operating from life-giving patterns, taking the risk to choose what gives us joy? Are we open and expectant to the now, or do we control it and allow past experiences to define the moment? Living reactively is the easiest way to live, but we end up going nowhere. Then it’s like we’re walking in circles, for we are mechanically repeating learnt patterns.
We can just carry on regardless, and maybe hope for some fairy godmother to arrive in order to avoid taking control, but we have another choice…

Living by faith isn’t easy, but it’s the way we please God. He’s in our lives with a 100/100 partnership and knows what He’s got in store for us. We need to stay open to His ability to surprise us and to help us see what patterns inform, deform and transform us.

What are your thoughts?