Having only “working vacations” the last 5 years, I find myself both mentally and physically tired. Being 60 now and out of shape, certainly has something to do with it. However, for me, I think it’s something much more.
It would help to know my life story to fully appreciate what I’m about to say, but I truly hope most can appreciate it regardless.
Back in the 1970s, Burt Reynolds made what I believe was his funniest movie, “The End”. While much better known for movies like “Smokey and The Bandit” and “Cannonball Run”, the theme of “The End” had some very useful real-life meaning.
In the most important scene in the movie, Burt Reynolds character decides to finally commit suicide by swimming far enough out in the ocean and eventually drown. The scene I’m about to link you to is when he has an epiphany.
I find myself throughout my life, off course and telling God I will do this and that in his name, only to alter my course yet again as I get comfortable back in my sinful nature.
Such as been the case with my professional life. While I’ve been taking in all that has come from a three decade dream of opening an office in a town I always dream of living in, that, and many other factors, have once again steered me off course from what I know in the deepest part of my soul is what God really wants me to be doing.
This country and seemingly the world as a whole, is moving more and more towards secularism. As each day passes, it becomes more difficult to express and live the lifestyle that the Founders of this once great country built (and was the fabric of the first 200 years or so of this nation’s history).
Having already ostracized myself by being so blunt about matters of finance to the point where many potential clients go elsewhere even if they conclude what I say is true, I will likely add to that exit from my presence by once again being more inclusive on my faith in my daily work.
“Blessed are you when people hate you, and when they exclude and insult you, and denounce your name as evil on account of the Son of Man.” Luke 6:22
I will be on a “working vacation” from August 27th until September 6th.
May these final days of summer bring you joy and peace that the Creator of all that is good in the Universe made for us with His blessings!