By Dr. James A. Perkins
Life offers countless ways to live, and the choices we make come with ups and downs, wins and losses, dreams that come true and those that don’t. Since life is a journey, people are making decisions everyday on their path in seeking a way that works for them. So if you want solutions, consider these 4 Elements to Find the Best Way to Live Life.
L – Look for Answers. People search for answers in finding their best way. And though we might achieve some success on our path, how easy it is to end up feeling like there’s something missing in the way we chose.
I – Investigate the Dissatisfactions. A common companion along our search for answers may include dealing with the dissatisfactions we encounter. And when we investigate why we are dissatisfied, we might note that what we thought was the way brings only a sense of emptiness inside. So we evaluate where we are, then decide to look for another, better way.
F – Facing the Facts. Yet as dissatisfaction follows dissatisfaction, we slowly realize that we must stare truth in the face. And this means we might come to the conclusion that nothing seems to bring real contentment within. This may lead some to resign themselves to embrace the emptiness, since no way really has worked to find the best life. And this resignation is a way in itself.
E – Experience the Best Life You’ve been Searching for. If you are one that keeps yearning to know the best life, then you can end up making an amazing discovery. Recognize that Jesus is God, He is alive, and He wants to come alive in us and show us His way is the best life. And for those who find this way, they delight in allowing Jesus to live His life in them. As a result they experience the way – the best life they have been searching for.
So as you look for your way, be mindful of two insights that are very important. Thousands of years ago, the wise Solomon wrote a statement worthy of our attention. He said, “There is a way which seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death” (Proverbs 16:25). And as you search for your way, consider the next truth. Jesus said, “I am the way” (John 14:6). So what’s your way?