Most of all it is a day to regroup.
As I think about it, "regrouping" is a theme in my life right now. I am not sure how to explain or talk about this. Yet, I sense I am regrouping. Just a few things that are different at this point in my life:
1. I care less about propping up someone else’s insecurities. I care more about encouraging people who feel defeated.
2. I care less about succeeding. I care more about living a significant life and doing what really counts.
3. I care less about appearing to be current. I care more about paying attention to things that are lasting and have withstood the test of time.
4. I care less about appearing to be busy for the sake of my ego. I care more about making the most of each day.
The other day, I was thinking about a man who I admired for many years. He died almost a decade ago. When he was alive, he had a schedule, concerns, appointments, etc. He had an office with books, a desk, a telephone, and chairs. Now his life on this earth is over.
He has no schedule. No phone. No desk. No appointments. I rarely hear his name unless it is from family members or people he influenced in earlier years. His office is now occupied by another. This man too has books, a desk, a telephone, and chairs. His life too will one day be over.
This world will go on with out me. The church I am with will go on without me. What will last are my relationships. What will last is the love I have invested in my wife and children. What will last is the encouragement I have given to other people. That is all the work of God. That is what really counts.
So–as I prepare for a new week, I want to make sure that the week doesn’t just get busy or hectic. I want to make sure that I am investing my life in something that matters.