In much the same spirit as yesterday's quote, the author of March 9th's CTC explains,“When I feel a desperate urge to act, it is usually my will that is pushing, and when I feel a calm certainty, it is usually God's.”
March 9, 2011
Doubt, Everyman's Truest Companion
It is a daily struggle, to know what is my will and what is God's. While war is waged within me, and I am urged to take one path over the other, I lose my serenity.
Lest I think I am unique, let me remember doubt is a part of every spiritual path. I have no trail guide, as an explorer I must ever challenge my choices and perceptions.
If only I could have such a clear indication of which path to take! Instead, I might wait for clarity or share my confusion with others. In listening closely for guidance, or in hearing the wisdom of others, I may discern a clearer choice.
Or I may just make any decision or take an action, and see what happens. I can make new choices as I witness what is revealed. Any choice I make can be used for good.The author shares, “any choice I make can be used to carry out [God's] will,” because I’m turning over my will and life to Him.
“My uncertainty is not a fault, but an opportunity. Everything I do and everything that crosses my path--people, places, ideas--all have the potential to contribute to my growth and understanding. Just for today, I don't have to know what that contribution will be.”
"If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties.” Francis Bacon