“Where’s there’s a will, there’s a way.” Is a common saying that related to motivation. It means if you really want to do something you’ll find a way. It doesn’t guarantee success, but it certainly gets you thinking about options and possibilities. In Christian tradition theirs is a song, “God will make a way, where there seems to be no way…” This distinguishes the parts of the way that we can do in the natural from what we have to depend on God to do in the super-natural, or spiritual realm.
We can move forward and do all that we know to do with the resources available. But we can’t be the fly on the wall in a board room where our name is coming up for discussion. We can’t determine who is going to drive by and see something we have done and want to find out who did it. We can’t even know who is going to read our ad, or even a column like this one. That is all ‘random’ meaning we can only imagine or guess… or depend on a loving God.
My definition of “soul” is “mind, will, and emotion”. When a child has a strong will and is being stubborn or disobedient that will has to be broken or tempered. Not to take away the child’s intrinsic motivations of their natural gifts, but to keep them safe from themselves and others in the course of life. As a good employee we are motivated to bow to the will of the employer for the good of their market and the profits of the company that pay us. As a good consultant, I have to research the will of my clients to find out what they expect from my advice and abilities.
What you have to offer may just be the “way” someone needs to exercise the will they have to see something done. In the pandemic, you may be the “way” for someone to get their groceries, or get safely to an appointment. Your advice may offer the “way” for them to stay safe, sound, and sane! I have found that Zoom makes a way for me to get face-to-face with friends and family, some of whom I haven’t seen for years!
The Christ said, “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” Jesus made the ultimate way for us to have our sins forgiven to get our ticket to heaven for eternity, and to have a “way” to live a victorious, fear-free life in this world. I’ve lived many ways and have found His way to be the best. Feel free to explore that for yourself.
Linda McKendry, renaissance girl accused of doing too many things. Loves to educate, motivate, inspire, and empower (entertain).