Losing Direction?

““I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” Henry David Thoreau

An appropriate painting.. "Losing Directions". We have all been there in life ...probably several times more than we wanted to be.

Ultimately we all seek joy in our lives. Unless you know sorrow, you cannot fully know and appreciate joy. Are we even able to find complete joy while we journey here on this earth? Is joy here on earth just a taste of what is to come in Heaven when we are there sitting next to Jesus?

Seems like this earthly journey keeps us on a constant change in life filled with emotions that flip in seconds. Christ is at the end of our search for pure joy and until that time, we have it as a focus to know it lies ahead. Meanwhile our lives continue with frustrations, pain, laughter, contentment, relief, back stepping, twisting and turning. Our pure joy is coming. Seeds have been planted in us for what is to come.

You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand. Psalm 16:11

Jesus says, “These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.” John 15:11