Drama And A Question Worth Asking.

Drama And A Question Worth Asking.

Working with micro-managers has never been easy for me. Ever. I’m not a guy sweats the details. People who sweat the finite details make me sweat, too – usually with some internalized anger, mixed with a pinch of bitterness, and marinated for a few days in thoughts of retaliation. hen again, I’m sure I make them sweat, too. I’m sure that when it comes to me they have to have their own conversations with God about attitude readjustments. If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men. – Romans 12:18 A man must ask himself: is this a battle worth fighting? It’s amazing to me, when I step back and do my best to be objective, that I’ll find the battle was not nor is not, in fact, worth fighting at all because it never was intended to be a battle. It was more like a riff. A skirmish. A bit of sideways popping up on my life’s radar that was gone as fast as it appeared. More often than not, the drama was over something that, in the greater kingdom of God, really didn’t matter at all. Peace, in my experience, is most easily achieved between me and someone else when I am at peace with God. Said another way, when I allow myself to trust God with the outcome, peace resides in my heart. When my heart is content, my attitude tends to follow . . . without the use of a...
Life on the Edge

Life on the Edge

A king posted a job opportunity in search of a professional carriage driver to take him on journeys that included both his personal and business affairs. On the posting, applicants were told to apply in person in the king’s office at the central court building. Three men applied. The first gentleman to arrive to the interview approached the king and told him that he was most certainly a driving professional. The king posed this simple scenario, “Sir, my estate is high atop a mountain ridge. The only road accessing my home is not only narrow, and there is no shoulder. In some places, if you were to run a carriage wheel even a few inches off the roadway, we would face certain death from falling 600 feet to the canyons below. The problem is, bandits know that this road is narrow, and several times a year I will most certainly face would-be robbers and even assassins. If we slow down, they will steal whatever fortunes I am carrying that day, not to mention the fact that my family will be placed in danger as they often travel with me. Therefore, we cannot slow down and we must travel at a high rate of speed. So my question is, sir, knowing that the road is curvy and there is no margin for error, how close to the edge are you willing to travel?” The first applicant replied, “King, I am a professional driver. I would be willing to travel within three feet of the edge at a high rate of speed.” The king posed the same scenario to the second applicant to...