For the first time in my adult life, I’m on the cusp of losing a loved one. I was in my teens when my grandfather passed away and it all seemed a bit more distant than. It was a thing that happened, an acquaintance that was no longer around. It was a name that was retired from conversation. Now, as an adult with a family of my own, my grandmother is facing serious health issues and I’m trying to process and understand what it all means and what to do about it.
Do you start something new just as you get tracking on something old? You’re not alone. Often referred to as having an idea fairy on your shoulder, it’s normal and natural to find a greater sense of joy chasing new ideas with new potential rather than old ideas that have reality attached. But you don’t need to be someone who can’t focus on just one thing. You can learn the skill of singular focus to achieve a greater level of success in all areas of life.
They say what goes up must come down, but that’s not true when underground. It makes me wonder what else they say, that turns out false at the end of the day.
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It is performance evaluation time. It is the Fall. I don’t know about you but it always makes me wonder what I’m going to say and what I’m going to say about myself. You know, people typically fall on one side or the other. They usually are their worst critic or they think they are God’s gift to humanity.
I often wonder what my responsibilities are in the eyes of God in the many roles and spheres of influence I’m placed in. Thankfully, the Holy Scriptures are chalk full of practical examples for guidance in many, if not all, of these circumstances. Proverbs 19:14 says, “House and wealth are inherited from fathers, but a prudent wife is from the Lord.” While considering this, a few thoughts come to mind that I you’ll find rewarding to consider also.