The Race Is On

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November 20, 2019

Our obsession with speed, with cramming more and more into every minute, means that we race through life instead of actually living it. Our health, diet and relationships suffer. We make mistakes at work. We struggle to relax, to enjoy the moment, even to get a decent night’s sleep.

Carl Honore

Today’s Reading:

Ecclesiastes 9:  [MSG]
11  I took another walk around the neighborhood and realized that on this earth as it is— The race is not always to the swift, Nor the battle to the strong, Nor satisfaction to the wise, Nor riches to the smart, Nor grace to the learned. Sooner or later bad luck hits us all.
12  No one can predict misfortune. Like fish caught in a cruel net or birds in a trap, So men and women are caught By accidents evil and sudden.

When I was teaching myself the piano I tried to sound like other piano players I had heard, however, this just caused me nothing but frustration.

As a Pastor/Preacher I tried to mold myself like those itinerant preachers that I admired.  I just couldn’t do it.  This only led me to where I wanted to throw my hands in the air and give up.

For me I learned what worked best for me in my music and in my speaking.  I developed a method when I was a guest singer/musician that usually would end with satisfaction.  In Canada I knew what worked, I mean there was places of music that would not float with the people listening.  Cross the border into the States and it became a completely different ball game.  I had to switch gears for what I found worked with those congregations.

How many times in life do we try to use cookie cut templates to our life resulting in total chaos?.

My advice for those reading this is, stop trying to take others methods and overlay their template on your life.  Find your own lane in this race called life, thus you will find your own rhythm and success.

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