Today’s discussion is about being lost and using your gifts and struggles to get find your way.

When was the last time you were driving and became lost? Did you stop for directions? What is your usual response when feeling lost?

You know I can’t remember the last time I was lost. I can remember not knowing exactly how to get to the place I was going, but I didn’t think I was lost, only unable to find a route. I am a male and don’t like to ask for directions.

What about when I feel lost metaphorically? I’m really bad about just standing still when I don’t know what to do next. My boys do that and it annoys the crap out of me. I want to yell “Well try something! Don’t just stand there!” But I don’t because I try not to yell at them much. Maybe I should take my own advice.

When was the last time you felt passionate about an experience? What gifts did you use?

The last thing I felt really excited and expectant about was the OMTL stuff, especially the challenge group. Now that is starting to wain because we have had no one come to our small group. I was thinking about it after reading this and wondered if maybe we don’t have the gift of starting a small group. I think I can lead one, but every group we’ve ever started ended in a disaster. It either piddle away, never got off the ground, or ended in conflict. Mmmm.