Saturday, June 09, 2007

Here is something I was reading to my kids tonight

I thought this reading from Jesus Wants All of Me, Smouse, was very appropriate to our business lives:

Ship Ahoy!

My life is like a little boat anchored in the harbor.  The water is calm and smooth.  The breeze is gentle and warm.  And, I am safe.  But I cannot stay here forever.  God wants me to launch out into the wild, open water, to ride the mighty, crashing waves.  He wants me to let go.  He wants me to trust Him and follow Him wherever He may go.

"If you know these things, happy are you if you do them."
John 13:17

You haven't been give the gifts you have been given just for you.  God blessed you with forgiveness, wealth, business, life, love, friends, family, and success so that He can get it through you to someone else.  How do you do that?  You can do it stuck at harbor.  You have to get out there and mix it up.  You have to do them.

Stop grumbling about what you don't have yet and use what has been given to you already.  Are you surprised that more don't find success?  Not me.  It is only those who figure out that success is for those who "do it" and persevere in "doing it" and not for those safe at harbor with sails furled.

Instead, be grateful for everything.  List all the things you have to be grateful about.  Then chose to be grateful for even those things that others wouldn't chose to be grateful about.  Unfurl those sails.  Risk bumping into other ships and stumbling into uncharted waters.  You only have this life.

Eric Standlee
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1 comment:

Steven Walle said...

Eric Standlee that is an awsome teaching. Just keep reading things of that sort to your children and they will have the correct mindset for success. I am looking forward to seeing you in Texas this week. Advantage Conferences and the teachings of Tim Darnell, Jack Weinzierl, and you Eric Standlee are in total agreement with this post.
In His Grip
Steven Walle