June 14, 2011

As we all know, life often creates 90 degree turns in our life; those moments when we suddenly are forced to go in a direction completely different than the direction we wanted to go. This moment in life holds one of those 90 degree turns, as Chris begins a new direction in his professional life. We did not plan for this change, but it happened, and for several months we have had no choice but to discern a new direction. This change is not unique only to me and Chris because so many of us have to deal with an abrupt change at times in our life.

These last few months brought and at times still bring many questions:
-Did we make the right decision?
-Was our discerned choice the wrong one?
-How could God let this happen?
-Will I ever be able to let go of the anger associated with this change?
-Is our new choice the right one?

Questions like these haunt me at times–especially at night when my brain tends to run a hundred million miles an hour.

These questions could literally consume me; however,also present in my life, and in all of our lives, is another powerful force that refuses to let me stay there. For me, that force that calls from deep within and reminds me of the reason I am a hopeful person is the Holy Spirit, God’s advocate.

What is God asking of us right now in the present?

Becky is an Ignatian-trained spiritual director, retreat facilitator, and writer. She is the author of the Busy Lives and Restless Souls (March 2017, Loyola Press) and The Inner Chapel (April 2020, Loyola Press). She helps others create space to connect faith and everyday life through facilitating retreats and days of reflection, through writing, and through spiritual direction. With nearly twenty years of ministry experience within the Catholic Church, Becky seeks to help others discover God at work in the every day moments of people’s lives by utilizing St. Ignatius’ Spiritual Exercises and the many gifts that our Catholic faith and Ignatian Spirituality provide.

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