Amidst all the "to-do," which by the way I have a list that fills an entire page, totally my fault I'm working to perfect my workflow...anyway in the midst of the madness of my creativity I do try to take some time to sit and reflect, not the ahhhmmmm meditate, but reading the bible meditate. ALWAYS helps me to refocus. In the busyness of life it's so easy to get off track, to start working and spinning wheels, forgetful of the bigger purpose. Something that helped me this morning was the message on 106.9. I'm not a big fan of talk radio or sermons via the radio, if I'm listening to the radio I want music. I'm a BIG music freak. Anyway, what the speaker said about purpose caught my attention. He was throwing statistics around about how many people, when asked, have no idea about their purpose. He threw out a great quote "so many people are enduring today, waiting for someday." Isn't that great and so true! It's so easy to think, when I get "this" I'll do "this," when I reach "this" point in my life I'll do "this," ...someday I'll have "this" or be able to do "this." Why do we keep waiting for "this?" Why are we just enduring this day waiting for that magical moment when we will feel fulfilled? Why aren't we living in our purpose now? Feeling fulfillment, peace and contentment now?
The Bible says that we should "set our affections on the things above." When we do this our focus shifts. Paul says in Philippians, translation from the message. "Alive, I'm Christ's messenger; dead, I'm his bounty. Life versus more life! I can't lose." Such powerful words. When things in our life don't measure up to our expectations it's easy to be discouraged, but are we looking up? I'm asking myself this morning is God being glorified in my life? Am I reaching, dreaming, working for things above, or things here? hmmm, hmmm. Talk about stepping on some toes!!
I've had a couple of people speak blessings over my business in the last couple of months. Some that have no idea, anything about my business, and some who are involved in the industry. I say that to say this, I don't really give a hoot about being the best photographer in the country, being the most well-known, speaking to the masses. I just want to do what God is calling me to do today. Right now. To be a witness of His grace. To be a follower of His purpose. To be a lover of His will in my life.
When we are confident of who we are in Him. When we are confident that He is leading our life...when we give him that permission to lead our life, circumstances become extremely small in comparison to the life that we'll have for eternity.
So this morning I'm pressing on. "I am focusing all my energies on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead... to reach the end of the race ..." eternity with Christ. Phil 3:13-14
Because I'm a music freak...a little inspirational song by Brooke Fraser, CS Lewis Song.