As humans, we all feel lost sometimes and it’s easy to believe the lie that you are all alone on your tiny island of isolation and confusion. Fortunately, it is indeed a lie. Unfortunately, it still feels terrible to be lost and/or confused in any aspect of life, big or small. That, my friend, is why I have put together this reminder for you (and for myself): you’re not alone and no matter how lost you feel, you’re likely right where you’re supposed to be.
I have questioned God many times in search of answers to my “whys”. Why am I here and not there? Why is this happening to me? Why now? Why, God? He knows the reason for my questions – I’m lost! Often I’m asking why out of frustration or because I’m upset, not necessarily because I’m looking for an answer. But there are times where I’m truly in search of the answer and my searching can actually make me feel more lost. Confused? Me, too! If nothing else, I hope you have recognized that you are not alone in your feeling lost.
It can feel much heavier than I’ve made it seem, I know. I just don’t want to make it feel any heavier than it already is for you. You have enough on your plate when it comes to living a day in your shoes and feeling lost can outweigh it all. I’ve been to some rather dark places in my own mind as a result of feeling lost and it can get pretty painful, to say the least. If you’re like me, when you’re driving and you’re lost, the last thing you want to do is ask someone for directions. These days, who does that anyway? My point is I don’t like to talk about it or ask for advice. I’m stubborn and sometimes prefer to work through my pain alone, which doesn’t help me in correcting my whole “I’m lost” dilemma. Weird, right? But it is what it is.
Once I’ve worked up the courage to talk about it with someone other than myself, things usually begin to start making some sense, and if they don’t, then at least I can pull myself out of the depression I often find myself in as a result of feeling lost. Talking about it with someone else helps to put things back into reasonable perspective. I recommend making sure you share your thoughts with someone you know has your best interests at heart.
We will at times feel lost and that is just a part of life. But keep your head up and know that you’re not alone and that light always finds a way, even when it seems impossible.