Thoughts of a millennial Dad from the intersection of work and life.

06 June 2011

LadderIn my Google Reader scroll, I often read a Christian blog Fractured Saints.

While there was a time when I would read such works to reinforce my own opinions, these days, I read it mostly to regain a bit of the 'evangelical' perspective that I seem to be slowly losing overtime.

Today, the blog came through in a surprising way, offering a bit of wisdom that I could not have expected. Below is the post in full.

Overwhelming Provisions

If your reading this, your in the same boat I am. Your sitting in front of a computer somewhere, staring at the screen, reading a Christian blog. So you have computer and internet access, the freedom to read Christian blogs, and the time to site down and read it.

I often forget how well off I am. I focus on what I don’t have instead of what I have. It’s a futile and exhausting effort. So today my challenge is, when we get that overwhelming desire for that new gadget, gizmo, or piece of status, look at all the things we have and read Mark 8:36.

For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul?

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I don't necessarily impute the author's point to new gadgets, etc. But it is rather a nice reminder that no matter what the situation, I actually am doing, ok. This is difficult to remember sometimes.

The vast majority of my ambition is about pursuing the next rung on a ladder that never ends. With this mindset, before too long, life becomes more about the ladder and less about the purpose behind the pursuits.

My life would be much less stressful if I could learn to be content exactly where I am.

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