A lifetime is not enough to explore the depths of our being or the calling for our life. While it’s tempting to discover a bit and assume we know it all, we must stay curious to uncover all God has for us.

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Each season brings its own mysteries for us to discover more about ourselves, others, and our calling.

Self

Our soul runs deep and we’re not the same person we were yesterday. We continually grow and change and gain access to deeper parts of who we are.

But it’s curiosity that keeps us on this journey of self-discovery.

We’re more prone to stagnation when we adopt a fixed mindset and assume there’s no more to learn.

Others

As we are ever changing, so are those we are in relationship with. And we do them a disservice when we assume they’re not also changing and growing.

Staying curious about others allows us to develop a richer intimacy with them.

And this saves us a lot of grief as our limited assumptions often lead to many misunderstandings and eventually resentment.

Calling

Our calling also grows and evolves through the various seasons of life. The passions of our 20s tend to become more refined and clearer with each passing decade.

But here again we must remain curious about how it plays out during each season.

We miss the full impact of our work when we hold on to what is ready to be passed rather than discover the more God has for us.

Curiosity keeps us on the path of growth. There is much more to ourselves, others, and our calling to be discovered.

Don’t settle for surface understandings. Stay curious and discover the more.

Dr. Corey Carlisle

Dr. Corey Carlisle

Licensed marriage and family therapist and certified sex therapist - providing Christian counseling and soul care to individuals and couples, with a special emphasis on developing the masculine soul. Suwanee, GA 30024

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