Which?

“Stand at the crossroads and look;
    ask for the ancient paths,
ask where the good way is, and walk in it,
    and you will find rest for your souls.” (Jeremiah 6:16 NIV)

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We have pondered who, what, where, when, why and how. Today, our seventh, interrogative word is which. As in, which question word is left to ponder? It’s not the first question that I use when researching the particulars of a topic, but it is the question I ask when I choose a particular topic. As in, which topic interests me today? Really, I don’t go around talking to myself in such formal ways, but which is a very important question, especially when it comes to decisions and choices.

When I started this question filled series, I  wasn’t sure which question I would ask to conclude the study. In the end, which seemed to lend itself to the theme of who-ness that kept reoccurring, when I researched the origins of the other words. And which also has its roots in who. While all the other question words offer certain information about our who-ness, which guides us towards the how of living.

Which path will I follow? Which directions, choices and decisions will lead me closest to my desired life? Which intentions best lead me to living a love-filled life? Every day I have “which” questions that I answer, sometimes consciously and sometimes out of routine.

Often the which question arises, as I approach  significant transitions. As in, summer is around the corner, so which way do I want to spend my days? This may be a mundane question, but it also is the question that can effect my attitude the most. If I wake up with a sense of adventure in my heart, my days are spent with more enthusiasm. If I wake up with a sense of drudgery, my days are spent wallowing in self-pity. I prefer the adventurous days!

I have enjoyed this adventure of seven significant questions. I was surprised that each one of them originated from the root word for who. I noticed that this theme of who-ness follows me around quite a bit. As this series ends, I hope you’ll take some time to go back and revisit some of the prompts and links.

Who?

What?

Where?

When?

Why?

How?

My plan is to sporadically post here with various reports on the who-ness of my life, and some more prompts for you to discover your created self anew this summer. Until then, adieu!

Here’s another journal technique to try. Sometimes, I will use the same prompt several days in a row to see which kinds of things surface. Why not try completing this phrase each day next week:

The way in which I want to go is . . .

 

 

 

 

 

4 thoughts on “Which?

    1. Awesome Cecelia! I started today and will use it through next Saturday to see what surfaces…I look forward to your post!

  1. Loved this whole series, Kel, and we learn so much from asking ourselves good, pointed questions. I’m asking myself a which question today (and for the past couple of days). I read some important reminders, including here, that how we answer makes a real difference in which way we will travel. Will this way lead away from my purpose, or will that. Which will I choose (which do I *want* to choose, even if I shouldn’t)! Ah the wicked which. Ha. Little joke. Really it’s not wicked at all as long aS we answer in a way that is obedient to how God designed us. Love your insights.
    Love
    Lynni

  2. Kel, since I had so much fun and self–discovery from your first prompt I did (‘what’s in your tree of life?’) I’ve been collecting scraps of paper, old magazines and such for the next project. I think I’ll take up the challenge of ‘which way should I go?’ not just for the summer, but for the next season of my life.
    I so appreciate you stirring the thought pot–thank you! (and man, I wish I lived near you!)

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