How do I know what God wants me to do?

1"Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God[a]; trust also in me. 2In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. 3And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. 4You know the way to the place where I am going."

5Thomas said to him, "Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?"

6Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. – Jn 14

image I want to know (1) Where I am going and (2)  how to get there.  Is that asking too much? That may be fine, but it is the wrong way to go about life.  Jesus says to follow him.  He offers some instruction about where I am to go and how to get there, but the major focus is on following him.  I want the GPS.  I want to dial in the coordinates and make turn-by-turn moves.  Jesus wants to sit with me as we drive somewhere.  Along the way he wants to talk, listen, learn, stop to take in the scenery, enjoy a meal, breathe the air, and let me know I am not the jacked-up mess that I feel like many days.

How many times have we asked God to show us the way?  Show me the way to my future, my major, my spouse, my career, my job, my location.  Just point me in the direction, just show me the way.

Maybe Jesus just shakes his head and says "I am the way."  And that is all the direction that we need.

Follow the Way.  It’s all that matters

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