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Where am I? This question implies being lost, doesn’t it? Have you ever asked yourself that question, when you were not disoriented or lost? It doesn’t come up. Maybe it should or maybe we don’t realize we are lost, or are afraid to admit we’re lost.

Lost and Alone

Picture yourself in a different scenario, you’re walking down the street to grab a coffee on your morning work break. All of the sudden, you hear screeching tires and on your left a black van skids to a halt, the side door to the van opens and three men jump out. They throw a black bag over your head, drag you into the van and slam the door shut.

At this point you might be a little disoriented and confused, maybe terrified. And it only gets worse. You see that white hot light, and a heavy feeling in your head, you’re out. One of the men knocked you out. Next thing you know, you are in the middle of a meadow and there are no trails, no people, no buildings, just wilderness, you’re lost. What’s the first question you’re going to ask yourself?

This is how many of you feel, how I have felt – lost, confused, bruised. Here’s the thing, you don’t have to be kidnapped and dropped into an unknown forest to not know where you are. Thousands of people are sitting at there jobs, in their classes, on a date with their new girlfriend or boyfriend, newly married, hanging with friends, watching their kids, or getting a workout in and they all have one thing in common; they have no idea where they are or where they want to go in life.

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When have you felt lost in life?