This has taken me decades to learn, and I did not learn the easy way... There is one thing of which I have become unwaveringly certain. When the Lord God is not the priority in our lives, it is impossible to find our purpose, and truth will forever evade us. Despite the illusions of life plans, both large and small, or our sense that we're in control, the truth is that we are wandering without sight, aimlessly meandering through the darkness, unaware that we have never seen ourselves or our surroundings in the light. Accustomed to seeing in the dark, we create an imaginary world from the shadows. Once the light of truth breaks through, we find that we are not where we thought we were, and the horror of what cast those shadows becomes abysmally clear.