One of my frustrations often in trying to grow spiritually is that the way to growth is often not clear. Often, as I read Scripture, books, blogs, etc., an end goal is held out for me to achieve, but the pathway is rarely defined. I often find myself screaming on the inside, “Tell me already! Just tell me how to get where I’m going and I’ll go!”
I finally had what I perceived as an epiphany the other day. There are rarely “one size fits all” solutions. And it’s not always as simple as “here are the guaranteed 3 steps.” What came clear is that I am often out of God’s perfect will – to one side or another, or to one extreme or another. And while the path back isn’t perfectly clear, the goal is. My goal is Jesus – to become like him. He is the “holy middle ground.” If the direction I am moving is not towards Him, any step back towards that “holy middle” is a step in the right direction. The steps, the path, will rarely be the same for most of us. But, if we are moving toward Him in the “holy middle ground”, we can rest assured we are moving in the right direction.