Balancing the Scale that is Life
Often, it seems like we get into routines.
We wake up at the same time and sleep at the same time, etc.
But, we do different things each day and we think different things each day.
Some people love TV shows or sports or other forms of entertainment and look forward to those on a specific night of the week.
That’s great. But, you cannot do that every night. If you do, what happens? It becomes ingrained in you to expect and anticipate that sort of thing. Is that good? If you like watching shows or sports or being entertained in that way.
But for most people, I would be confident in saying that there are greater goals in life than becoming connected to a show. I know some people love it. Some people live for the sports events they attend and have the goal of being a superfan. That’s great if that’s your goal.
It’s all about success in the way that you define it and in the way that God has created you.
“Watch your thoughts, they become your words; watch your words, they become your actions; watch your actions, they become your habits; watch your habits, they become your character; watch your character, it becomes your destiny.” — Lao Tzu
I find that I am drawn to productivity, growth, impact.
Others aren’t. That’s okay, I just won’t spend as much time with those people — they are not pushing me towards my goals and often, I’m not leading them towards theirs either.
Relationships are fine with people like that — but in small doses.
If you spend the majority of your time and energy with people who are not leading you in the direction of the goals that you desire most? Chances are, you likely will not attain or achieve them.
Life is not always going to be the way that we desire it to be, but God will guide us and mold us if we let Him.
But it’s up to us.
I bring it back to a few great quotes from Francis Chan:
“Something is wrong when our life makes sense to unbelievers.”
“Do you understand that it’s impossible to please God in any way other than wholehearted surrender?”