This message is so relevant in general but especially in light of today’s world. As the economy continues to sputter it seems more and more people are looking inwards to “validate” themselves or to find a bigger purpose for their life. This topic even took place on a flight I just got off of from Bangkok to Hong Kong with a young Chinese guy. He recognizes the circular rut that many feel and that is chasing something that is never caught.
What are you chasing? Is it worth it or is your energy better spent for something that helps someone else’s legacy instead of just yours?
The following comes via New Life Ministries. Enjoy!!
by Steve Arterburn
When the philosopher and professor of ethics, John Kavanaugh, went to work for three months at the “house of the dying” in Calcutta, he was seeking an answer about how to spend the rest of his life. His first morning there he met Mother Teresa. She asked, “And what can I do for you?” Kavanaugh asked her to pray for him. “What do you want me to pray for?” she inquired.
He voiced his pressing burden: “Pray that I have clarity.” Mother Teresa firmly refused! When the bewildered Kavanaugh asked why, she said, “Clarity is the last thing you are clinging to and must let go of.”
When Kavanaugh commented that she always seemed to have the clarity he longed for, she laughed and said, “I have never had clarity; what I have always had is trust. So I will pray that you trust God.”
Are things in your life so clear that there’s no room to trust God?
“All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen. ” – Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)