What truly defines a connection? Webster defines connection as the state of being connected. However, that is simply just skimming the surface. I’m talking about a much deeper connection.
Even the shamans, healers, sages, and wisdom keepers of all times, all continents, and all peoples, in their finite wisdom, say that human spirituality is composed of three aspects: relationships, values, and life purpose.
The key to understanding connection goes beyond the wisdom of humans. The truth is, everyone is born with an innate purpose to be connected to something bigger than themselves.
Take for example, the monarch butterfly. Did you know that some travel as much as 3,000 miles to their winter home. Monarchs fly up to 100 miles per day during their annual migration.
Each migration is by a new generation, so they cannot learn from others. Instead, they rely on their genes. They have an innate sense, like a magnetic compass drawing them to their destination of purpose. A deep yearning calling them home.
The answers of that very truth can be found. Just as the monarch follows that magnetic compass. We have our own compass drawing us home. To our true north.
Only to be revealed, once we truly open our eyes and surrender to the love and acceptance of that which is true. Then and only then will your eyed be open. We just have to look in the right place with the right perspective.
When I think of home, I am reminded of many personal connections. Relationships categorized by my family, friends and acquaintances that have all had a personal hand in giving me essential wisdom for my own personal journey of growth.
Webster defines home as a place of origin or one’s dwelling place, but we all know home is so much more. We also know that it takes a village to get us prepared for the journey ahead.
I have had the privilege of being connected in my lifetime to those who truly took the time and effort to invest in my need to connect to that which is of greatest importance and much bigger than any one of us.
Relationship: Why do you think we have relationships? Living examples of our need to connect. Each on a very personal level. Each very unique and different. God knew relationships were an integral part of living, especially our relationship/connection with Him. Our connection with God is just as essential as well as personal.
Everyone knows one of the essential foundations of any relationship is love. The word love is found approximately 714 times in the Bible. John 15:12 commands us to love as He has loved us. He surrendered completely. Laying down His very life for us. The greatest expression of LOVE.
Talk about speaking volumes of His hearts desire to connect to you. He established our connection to eternity. He not only showed love. He became it. The greatest display of love ever known was Jesus dying for the sins of the world.
Values: Something we value is defined as something of importance or significance. Is there anything today you value that will not lose its significance? Material things depreciate. Nothing lasts forever. When we truly open our eyes, we see past this world of material representations of value and how it is placed. God places your value above that of precious gems. A man’s soul and the condition thereof being of the utmost importance.
“For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?
Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?” Mark 8:36-37
Purpose: That which a person sets before himself as an object to be reached or accomplished; the end or aim to which the view is directed in any plan, measure or exertion.
Paul encouraged us in Hebrews 12:1-2 to be a people of vision for God. Helping us to gain our true perspective and path of purpose. “Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,
2 looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God”.
Our greater purpose and deep need to connect comes from none other than the Father. Like the monarch we long for home, for eternity. For we were born out of the depths of the Fathers heart. He longed for children. A family. He attempts to connect with us every single day of our lives.
So I ask you friend, do you have a relationship with God the Father? Do you place value on your very soul? Have you found your path of purpose?
I pray you have. For that will be the greatest decision you will ever make. The decision of where you will spend eternity. He loves you and He has proven that love time and time again. The ball is in our court. We must decide what relationship is most important for our spiritual well-being. We, must decide to see how valuable every person is, including ourselves. Once we find our connection of true origin, the path becomes well lit and we must continue to connect with Him daily. Meditating on His words daily. So that just as the caterpillar morphs into the beautiful monarch, we too morph into the soul we were created to be. Lighting the way for others needing to connect to their path of purpose.
1. Love God with everything you have.
2. Value other people.
3. Improve yourself.
Until next time. God speed my friend. May we all be the best version of ourselves daily that we can be.