I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the future. I’m at the start of a new adventure and I need to stay focused. What’s the new adventure? I’m going back to school to become a personal trainer.
Problem #1: I like so many things that I get distracted easily. I love cooking, sewing, crafting, reading, exercising, and blogging, yet it always seems I don’t have time to do everything. So, I chose this one field of study to pursue and I must stay focused.
Problem #2: Rushing ahead and wanting to be in someone else’s shoes. It’s easy to think that so-and-so is doing such-and-such and why can’t I be there now instead of where I am? Well, the truth of the matter is that they are on God’s journey for them, and I’m on a different journey. Even though the two may have several similarities, I must not compare myself or wish away precious moments and learning experiences. God is teaching me this. The verse that keeps coming to mind is II Corinthians 10:12, “They that compare themselves among themselves are not wise.”
Eric Sipe, one of our pastors at Heritage Bible Church, spoke a couple of Sunday’s ago on “Who’s In Control of What?” He’s personally going through a transitional time in his life, as he moves to Ohio to take on a pastorate there. Check out his sermon notes here. Or listen to the whole thing on Sermon Audio here. It was quite the encouragement and exhortation to me. I hope it’s an encouragement to you too.