I hear people talk all the time about what is missing in their life. By inference I take it they mean that one, they seek something they have never had, or alternatively, they want back something that was taken from them. Whichever their meaning, they are without something that in one way or another has some value to them. So what does a reasonably minded person do when they are missing something? They try to find it right? Well not really and not always. Some people seem to get greater satisfaction out of the telling of what is missing than the seeking of that which is missing. They choose to remain lost to that which they proclaim belongs to them. How is that? I think I know.
It is because if they find it, there comes with that the added burdened responsibility of having it. Whether they admit it or not. They have made a choice to elude the very thing they say they need. We can be talking about companionship, new job, better education, new craft/skills, breaking the yoke of destructive vices. Unless you have made the choice to find a better way, you have by default made a choice to remain lost to all that is missing in your life. You can't have it both ways. Either you are being drawn toward that which is bringing you into light or you are complacent in its darkness. Light and dark do not appear at the same time.
So here is something to consider. We were not created to be missing in anything. Never in anything of God is there room for a thing to manifest in a state of lack. God is about creating opportunity for his chosen. And in that He wants us to seek Him and what he is chopping at the bit to reveal to us, He will put bait on our hook each and every day. In every aspect of our day there is bait being presented to us. He does this by having people intercept our lives, occurrences we might call happy coincidences perhaps. He does this by allowing for moments of correction in our course. Things we might call set backs. In all of this, there is His bait. And as God, He gives us the free reign of choice. He is a patient God waiting for our nibble. And if and when we choose to take the bait, He will take us upstream to a place of our greatest catch and to all that we thought was lost.
It was never lost or missing. We just had not yet made the choice to find it. It was never lost, we were.