Davy Jones is dead. It breaks my heart. I was a HUGE Monkees Fan as a teen. Death usually stops me in my tracks...has me taking stock of my life and what I am and am NOT accomplishing.
I've heard sermons on 'living the dash', that little line between our birth date and death date on a tombstone. We are called to remember that our lives are not about the beginning and the end...rather the things in the middle. All those little moments of our lives that make up the culmination of a LIFE.
As I quickly approach my fifth decade of life I am definitely feeling more and more mortal and evaluating the meaning of it all...my life. I think this line of thinking is what finally pushed me to seek the career God created me for. I read this post from a friend today and it got me wondering if I 'missed' what God has been trying to show me about my gifts. Am I gifted in writing and creating or am I supposed to be an administrative person. Am I supposed to work with children or am I supposed to file paperwork for a living? Am I supposed to manage people or am I supposed to write encouraging words?
It's easy to get lost in the 'mist' as Stefne so profoundly shares. It's easy to forget that life is a process. It's hard to stay on track and keep the focus on the creator not the creation. You see, ultimately what I do on this earth doesn't really matter...it's how I've served Him that matters more than anything.
Here's to hoping you each are in the position God created for you and that you aren't caught in the mist of this part of the dash.