Have you ever wondered why you are the way you are? Have you ever wanted to know what you could do about it?
I believe there are six areas that are key to our daily lives and the make up of who we have become. I believe these are the points that mark most of who were are, what we do, what we attract and what we multiply. I call them the S.O.U.R.C.E.
S-Spirituality (What has been our spiritual example?)
O-Obedience (What role has obedience, the demonstration of obedience or the lack thereof played in our shaping?)
U-Understanding (Through what ways, right or wrong, have we come to know about the Word and the world?)
R-Relationships (Who has been a part of our circle of influence regarding all facets of relationships?)
C-Communication (What has been demonstrated to us regarding how we communicate with others around us?)
E-Expectations (What have we been taught to expect out of life, ourselves and others?)
All that shapes us comes from a source, or two or a dozen. Ideally, the ultimate source of our shaping in any area of our life should be God. Unfortunately, for all of us that progress is still in process. Whether it be spiritually, naturally or socially, parts of who we are come from what we’ve seen, where we’ve been, who’s been around us or who came before us. Some things in and about us are because of who we befriended, who we hung out with, who we dated, who we work with, even who we married. It may be from what we watched or listened to, what we ate or what we drank. Even with the knowledge of our sources, it’s our responsibility to deal with what has been dealing with us.
So what do we do about it? The key is to understand the Source greater than our S.O.U.R.C.E. That’s God:) Once we’ve truly examined our life and the things that lead to it being as it is then the “feeding and weeding” must begin. We must feed on the Word of God to allow those things to be deposited that we need and we must consistently weed out those things we don’t.