One Aim in Life
Friday, March 28, 2008 at 09:19PM
Si Fractus Fortis in Daily Life, God's Will, Sanctity, Surrender

My son, you are doing well but need to remember that your aim in life is one: to do God’s will. You need no other aim or goal or intention. You need to understand too that the way to God’s will is not by endeavour or striving, but by faith.

So how do you live during a day? Every theory about life comes down in the end to what you do right now in the present moment. How you decide that or how you come across that is the crux of the matter.

Those who have the intention of doing God’s will should have no other intention. Therefore they should go into every situation with the intention of doing God’s will, and also with the realisation that only God knows what his will is in that particular situation. Therefore you enter every situation with the intention to do God’s will and trusting that what you do will be God’s will. it is not for you to decide how the situation should turn out or what you should do in that situation. So many people who try to do my will think that it is a matter of applying rigid rules or of achieving some target or goal. That is why their lives are always lived under a sense of strain and why following me becomes a burden to them.

I gave you the example of writing these pages. Let me explain it a little further because I think you have misunderstood me a little. The writing of these pages is a model of how you should live your day.

First, you have three completely blank pages in your notebook. This is like the blank day before you.

Second,  you start writing with the intention of writing my words to you. Other than that you have no idea what will fill those three pages. Three empty pages may seem daunting to you but you simply write on in faith. In the same way you have no aims or expectations for what will go into your day but you simply act in faith. As long as you have the intention of doing God’s will and the faith that you are doing God’s will, you will be following me. You don’t have to achieve anything or reach any goals. This is what I mean by saying “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life.” You need nothing other than me.

Note that in writing these pages you have complete free will. You could stop writing at any time. You could change your intention and write on a completely different subject. You could start thinking and planning out what you were going to write. In all these cases the character of what you were doing would have changed.

To live in my will is perfect freedom. You live in peace. You are delivered from worry. You can meet every situation in the knowledge that my grace will be freely available for it. This is the true life of the Spirit.

Do not think for a moment that this means you will lead an easy life. The situations you face may be terrifying or heartrending or painful. I lived all of these and far worse. But you will rejoice because the Kingdom of Heaven is yours.

Read these words of mine in the context of the Gospels, and in the context of Paul’s actions and epistles, and you will see what I have said being lived.

This is how you are to live. As I have said to you before, this is not optional. It is required of you. You can turn away from it, but you cannot avoid it. You have come so far: do not turn back now. He who perseveres to the end shall be saved.

Copy out the last psalm you read.

But my people would not hearken to my voice:
and Israel would none of me.
So I gave them up unto their own heart’s lust:
and they walked in their own counsels.

O that my people had hearkened unto me,
and Israel had walked in my ways!
I should soon have subdued their enemies,
and turned my hand against their adversaries.
The haters of the Lord should have submitted themselves unto him:
but their time should have endured for ever.
He should have fed them also with the finest of the wheat:
and with honey out of the rock should I have satisfied thee.
(Psalm 81: 11-16)

Remember what it says here: “they walked in their own counsels”. That is what you have been doing up to now. 

Doing God’s Will 

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