"Make a careful exploration of who you are and the work you have been given, and then sink yourself into that. Don't be impressed with yourself. Don't compare yourself with others. Each of you must take responsibility for doing the creative best you can with your own life." Galatians 6:4-5
I just lifted the verse of the the blog of one of my very dear friends that I have never met. Like all scripture, it is filled with truth and applicability. I have a couple blogs going, and I'm going to put it up on both of them as a reminder because it gives great perspective.
Like most people, I have goals and demands, things I like to do, things I have to do. In every case and circumstance, I am known by what I do and directed by my aspirations.
I am a Christian. I want to serve God with my best.
I am a husband and father. I want to provide for my family in more than just what they need.
I an a Cub Scout Leader. I want to help these boys grow to be strong, productive members of society.
I am a runner. I would like to qualify for the Boston Marathon, and I want to help others to develop a love of running.
I am an engineer and an employee. I want to help my company to grow and be more profitable.
I am tired and feeling pulled in too many directions. Every now and then I need to pull back from the task at hand and look at the big picture. I'll still have just as much to do, and just as much time to do it. The perspective helps. I am not to be impressed with myself or to compare myself with others. I just need to do the very best with what I have.
3 months ago