During one of my lowest points in life, I found myself Googling all sorts of phrases to find the answers to my problems. One day when I couldn’t Google fast enough to keep up with my desire to KNOW, to truly find the answers to life’s problems, disappointments and outright agony–I realized that I must not be alone. There must be others out there, sitting at their desk, trying to helplessly hide their longing to know by frantically minimizing their browser when the boss walks by. I mean after all, who would want to be caught googling, “what to do when I don’t want sex anymore” or “how to have a better bowel movement.”
Since I’ve done “SEO” for a living the past five years of my life, I decided I would become an SEO Evangelist,
though I hate the word evangelist, of sorts, if it was God’s will of course. I knew that my obsessive Google searches were really just making me a little more schizophrenic than I wanted to admit that I already am. And I also knew that many of the answers I found were not the TRUTH, the God truth that sets you free instead of the muddy truth that binds you up just a little bit more until you’ll never be flexible enough to touch your toes without bending your knees.
We all want to believe there is an
THE answer out there. We’re all searching for something and many of us have resorted to living our life by the TOP 10 results of Google, instead of The outdated TEN commandments. Life has taken a turn from the simple to the complex, from following THE BOOK to simply gambling the Choose Your Own Adventure kind of life.
I grew up in a “Christian”
a very particular flavor albeit kind of home, so I know ALL of the answers, the GOD answers, the right answers. But I do NOT have the answers that will meet the need of your soul to KNOW and to be KNOWN. THAT is between you and God, you and your life, you and your family, and you and your soul.
This blog is not about GIVING you the catechism answers many of us already know, only to leave you searching for something more. This blog is about helping you to find something better than what you WOULD HAVE found, should you have landed on a page that tells you to divorce that slum bag, instead of a page that encourages you to hold on for that deeper meaning that emerges from “sticking it out” with the one who you remember having loved once upon a time.
My first SEO articles dealt with the subjects “divorce” and “suicide.” I have received thousands of hits on those articles and many emails from individuals who were experiencing much pain in their relationships and life overall. At the root of their Google search, was the desire to find an “answer.” I’ve prayed for those individuals and have enlisted others to pray that they would find the TRUTH in their quest for meaning and resolve.
My prayer for you is that you find something positive rather than negative, something deep rather than shallow, something eternal rather than mortal, something beautiful rather than ugly, something whole rather than torn, something pure rather than polluted.
God bless you in your search for answers.