There is always a vehicle through which God brings us closer to Him. This can be an experience that continues to repeat itself, a person, a problem such as the loss of a job, etc. It can be all of these things at different times. Maybe it is a friend with whom you have had a long relationship and it turns sour. Some of these vehicles may be short lived, and others may be over a long time, such as the ups and downs in a marriage. Unfortunately, for some the vehicle may come as a tragedy or a disease because we have not listened to God's signals up to that point. But it doesn't have to be that way. The vehicle can be easy if we recognize it early on and surrender to the growth opportunity it is trying to bring. Everything and everyone you experience has the purpose of helping us to remember Him and His Love. It awakens the Christ within us. Sometimes we go through little moves toward Him, and sometimes we go through big moves. And sometimes it appears that we have taken steps back, but you are always on the path to Him, always moving with this purpose.