Guess who’s back? Did you miss me?
What do you mean “No!”
Come on, admit it. There must be at least some small part of you that’s has been wondering when I would start writing again. Right?
To say I’ve been inconsistent over the last few years would be an understatement. I’ve tried to pick it up again a number of times but have been unable to keep at it. I’ve had my reasons but I do miss putting thoughts on paper outside of writing sermons for church.
Recently as I’ve been reading Rob Bell’s latest book How to Be Here : A Guide to Creating a Life Worth Living, it dawned on my how easily I can justify not doing things that I love doing. It’s easy to come up with excuses not to write and engage my thoughts with those of others. It’s easy to come up with excuses about why it’s better not to expose yourself. Someone might end up hating or rejecting you for it. You may lose something that you are holding onto for security.
One quote that particularly stood out to me in Rob’s book says that :
We rob ourselves of immeasurable joy when we compare what we do know about ourselves with what we don’t know about someone else.
You Have your life. And your life is not her life. Or his life. And his life is not yours and neither is hers.
Is there anyway in which you’ve been asking, what about them? When the better question is, what is that to you?
There will always be someone who is smarter than you. There will always be someone with more raw talent than you. There will always be someone more experienced and better qualified and harder working and stronger and more articulate and more creative with more stamina wha can sing better than you.
But who you aren’t isn’t interesting.
And who they are isn’t interesting when it comes to who you are and what your path is.
So here I am again for the first time. Maybe along the way I’ll write something that will strike a chord with you. I hope it happens often but that’s beyond my control.
Everything is an opportunity to think about something.