Pondering Success & the Drowned Voice
“I valued accomplishment.”
“I valued being special.”
“I valued results.”
“The driven part didn’t question or examine these values.”
“It took them as real, and believed it was following the carrot “success” [and the road “righteousness”] wholeheartedly. Didn’t everyone believe in success? I never asked, “Success at what cost?””
“A part of me is quiet.”
“It knows about simplicity, about commitment, and the joy of doing what I do well. That part is the artist, the child – it is receptive and has infinite courage.”
“But time and my busyness drowned the quiet voice.”
The above words are from Plain and Simple (page 5) by Sue Bender.
Without this voice – gleaning the purposeful from the bits – procrastination reigns.
Today, I will set aside some time for a walk in my field to listen. Or at least to begin to listen. . .
. . . To listen for God’s values and choices for my life. To procrastinate is to miss His best for me . . . each day.