Signs are all around us… and I am not referring to the STOP, Caution: Men at Work; Speed Limit 45 ones… obviously those kind are all around us too. I mean SIGNS… like from the man upstairs kind. First let me say that I do not consider myself a very religious person. Instead I would say I am spiritual. I do believe in a Higher Power. I also believe that there are no accidents, everything happens for a reason, we may not be able to understand the reason right away, but none the less a reason does exists. But knowing that there is a purpose for our existence in our head and feeling it in your heart are two very different things.
I used to make fun of my father. I know that is a horrible thing for a daughter to do and an even worse one to admit knowing my father reads this blog. You see my father has had more signs than any person I know and yet he does not see them. He is waiting for a lightening bolt to hit or a Burning Bush I guess and well, unless your name is Moses (which his is not) that probably ain’t going to happen. But lately… I think I have been doing the same thing. I guess the apple really does not fall far from the tree. Ever since I began this journey I have been waiting for a sign… something to tell me I am following the right path. In fact the other day while I was taking a walk… I admit it, I kind of asked for a sign. The next thing I know I was tripping over a dead possum on the street. I am not kidding you. GROSS and very very strange. Not sure what that sign was other than the man upstairs showing me he has a wacky sense of humor. Anyway after freaking out I went home and disinfecting my shoes (I know I am neurotic but GROSS) and I pushed the idea of looking and asking for signs out of my head and went on to concentrate on birthday madness weekend.
The weekend is over now, the kids went back to school, hubby to work and once again I have some quiet in my house to think again. So where did my thoughts drift back to? Yup… right back to the possum! Once again I decided to shake that gross image and I logged onto Facebook to get my mind off it. I may have wanted to forget about signs, but someone must not have wanted me to because the first three entries I saw had the following exact same message:
On this day, God wants you to know
… that you’ve been talking to God too much, and not listening enough. Prayer is when you talk to God. Meditation is when you become quiet and listen to God. You’ve learned how to talk and ask well. Time to learn how to listen and hear, because God has been answering you.
I guess it is time for me to stop asking for signs and to listen instead!!! I’ll let you know if I hear anything.