A mistake that I’ve made in the past is focusing so acutely on the short term that I lose sight of the long term. Some may say that I cut my nose off to spite my face.
I recently read the story of Jacob, where he is wrestling with God. He wrestled with God for an entire night before God pops his hip out of its socket and wins. Jacob knew what he wanted…a blessing. He wasn’t giving up until he got what he wanted.
I feel like I’ve been wrestling with God for nine months. I’ve had my vision of the way things would work out…but God, in the end, has another idea.
I have come to see my life more as an experiment than anything. What does that mean? That means I’m willing to recalculate my route. The end destination hasn’t changed, at all. My vision is very clear. The path to get there is just different than I thought it was in July.
I borderline stalk content from Gary Vaynerchuk. On the daily, I learn that being 42, I’m still young. I have a good 50 years left to live. He also talks about eating shit…doing whatever you have to do to get where you want to go.
So…the next phase of my life is going to be doing something I’m great at during the day while making my vision a reality during the evening or the early morning.
Please…keep me in prayer during this season. I’m super excited about all of the possibilities that are on the horizon.