>When Today isn’t Enough…..

Posted: October 13, 2009 in Future, leadership

>Recently I had the opportunity to catch up with an old friend and find out how his life was going. He shared with me that he was going to make another huge leap in furthering his academic studies. When I asked him why, he said, “I need an external mental and emotional push. It’s either this or have an affair. I chose the least expensive option.”

I can resonate with my friend’s feeling of always wanting that “next big thing”. I can become so forward thinking that I forget about today. And that next big thing is always elusive. It seems just as we arrive and accomplish that project, event or attain that “next ring”, we find that the satisfaction disappears in our souls like cotton candy on the tongue. This constant striving left unchecked can cause us to live life like a bull in a china closet.

I have been on this roller coaster of emotions and it’s not fun. I’m slowly growing in my ability to manage my emotions instead of my emotions managing me. For the sake of my marriage, my family and my ministry it is crucial that I get this right. Bottom line: I must remind myself daily that my life’s pursuit is not to attain greatness for myself, but to point to Christ’s greatness.

Today is Enough,

Nathan

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Comments
  1. dctalk007 says:

    >So True, We need to be a light for those around us. I try to set an example to be like Christ. Thanks for the writing. It always influeneces my day in a good way and points me in the Godly path.

  2. [jay] p says:

    >excellent and inspirational thoughts/words…thank you pastor nathan!

  3. Pamela says:

    >I like the cotton candy illustration (so true).

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