What role do people play in the Divine process? Obviously, they are on a journey of discovery to find the true light in their lives. Many of us begin by taking “baby steps” until we are more confident about embracing our real goals. This can be summed up best by our desire to live fulfilled-lives. As believers this calls for making the tough choices. It will take the gift of the Holy Spirit to guide us.
William J. Clinton (b. 1946), president of the United States said, “If you live long enough, you’ll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you’ll be a better person. It’s how you handle adversity, not how it affects you. The main thing is never quit, never quit, never quit.” People who are guided by the Holy Spirit will never ever quit. They know that their faith is eternal.
Undoubtedly, believers strive to do as much work as possible about their lives, friends, communities, and churches. They have to learn how they can be true lights to others. Through discernment they have to discover how best to serve. As members of the body of Christ it’s essential to use our talents effectively, for we are of one body of which Christ is the Head. It’s the Holy Spirit that directs our actions. And it’s for us to reflect God’s love toward others’ lives, for he’s omnipotent. We do this best when we surrender to his Divine Providence.
Believers cannot afford to be lukewarm about their Christian faith. They must be like Rick Warren in The Purpose Driven Life: What On Earth Am I Here For? who explained that we’re here to enjoy full purpose driven lives. This means an uttermost commitment to the Christian faith. It’s the way we walk that will reap God’s blessings. This faithfulness guarantees we’ll enjoy eternal life. Our experiences in life of trials and tribulations are like pin-pricks compared to the joys that await us in heaven.
Martin Luther King Jr. (1929–1968), a Baptist minister and leader of the African-American Civil Rights Movement said, “Life most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?”’ Christ wants us all to become involved and be of service to those among us. It doesn’t matter if it’s in “big or small ways.” But we’re to do something – anything that’s positive, and let our true light shine upon earth.