What I Know
This I know …
I am alive today, therefore I shall continue using all my skills in ways that reflect my values and my integrity.
I continually learn and hone my corestrengths and skills, and I like what I am discovering. That also means I am narrowing my band width of what I do less well. I am great at encouraging and validating my fellow human beings. I’ll spend less time on the things I am less skilled in.
Books take me places and teach me things of value. I shall forever be a reader, and will probably die with a few books on my nightstand. By my estimation, I need to live another 100 years in order to read more of the books on my current list.
God loves me as I am, not as I should be. I’ll never be a Billy Graham or a Mother Teresa, but I am ME and I want to be ALL ME. And God likes me.
I am deeply loved by a few incredible people – family mostly, and a few close friends. Carolyn heads the list – my, how she loves me. I’m settling into her love and the esteem she offers.
My brand of creativity suits me well. I can’t reach the world with my style and I am okay with that. Any more, I focus on those who like and read and listen to what I produce. The critics need to go find someone else to dislike.
I have a God-connection that I have worked out down through my years of living. It is fashioned by my reading, my understanding of the nature of God, but mostly how I perceive how God has worked in my life up to this moment. I’m learning more about faith and grace as I grow older.
Faith - trust in the unseen hand of God. Success, safety, good health – these are not assured. However, my faith comes in spite of all of that. Even in moments of lack, I still trust the God of my understanding. The only assurance I have is this … He will be with me in the middle of every moment of my life.
Grace - the profound flow of the goodness of a merciful God and it is not something I deserve. That is why it is grace.
There is more that I know. Perhaps I’ll revisit this topic again.
This is my morning reflection.
Words of Hope
One Word at a Time