If you know me then you know I have a lot of ideas. I would love to be back doing Handyman work full time, but I would also like to own my own restaurant, travel the world, own a dry cleaners, become an actor, a race car driver, be a licensed Scuba Diver, be an EMT, oh and fly a plane. Above all I want to reach people for Christ. I want them to see He loves them and gave everything for them.
Everything but the last one is optional and preferential. I do not have a dream of what I want to be when I grow up. When asked what I would like to do I usually respond with YES. Does this make me flighty? Well maybe, but I also have no idea what God wants me to do with my life, and until He tells me I want to do it all as long as I get to share His love and goodness with people.
To me it does not really matter. I am excited about anything (almost), and that will probably change in a few months. Sometimes this discourages me, and often times annoys my wife but we are learning to deal.
Ecclesiastes 11:6 has been a bit of inspiration to me as I learn to deal with who I am and who I am not. It says:
Sow your seed in the morning, and at evening let your hands not be idle, for you do not know which will succeed, whether this or that, or whether both will do equally well.
It makes me feel like God wrote that verse for folk like me. People who are like “Yes I want to do that” or “Hey you know what sounds like fun.”
Don’t get me wrong though, that does not mean I bail on what I should be doing. There are times when I feel like God leads me to sit down and do what is right here and that is what I do with joy (mostly). But in general I think God has made me to be excited about all sorts of things because we need people like that to. We need stable people and Mike people. Both are great and actually help each other as long as we do not try to make each other like the other. My wife is the more stable and it has taken time for us to find a balance and to be honest when we find it we usually lose it.
We do this because as a two become one, each person wants to please the other so you start to do things that please the other and place yourself on a shelve. Problem is that does not work. You might be have designed to keep someone active and they to slow you down. That is OK.
The same thing applies in a larger church context (local and global). Some where built to be crazy excited and others to be more reserved. Some where made to be hey lets go reach the lost and throw a party, and other are there to be like OK but we need money to throw a party. See we all fit together.
OK I am not sure what happen to this post but it is not where I was headed. Oh well I like detours……..SQUIRREL.
Just a thought (sort of),