Half Gone, What’s Next

Every brain thinks differently.

Those of us who think and act as logical as possible, even our brainsHalf Gone think differently than anyone else!

As does anyone who is right brain or left brain dominant. If you are like me you look for the patterns of life and see beauty in order and structure. Ledgers line up, accounts are balanced, life has ordered structure.

Of course, this is not true in every situation.

I woke up early, and naturally, around 5 a.m. The blinds were lighting up as the day gets it’s start. Filtered light and I realized it was foggy. My mind wasn’t. Today is June 30, and the year is half gone… So I asked, What Next?

Let’s think about these past 6 months. Maybe even in light of goals set at the first of the year – you know, those pesky resolutions. There is benefit in looking backwards to something that is a fixed point, while at the same time aiming at something in the future that is desired. That straight line between the past, present and future should let you know if you are on track.

How many days of work have I missed? Church? How many times have I balanced my personal budget? Is my savings and retirement working as planned? Did I make the grades I simply thought I would? What’s my spiritual life like right now?

Every thing we chose to do in life produces consequences.

What does today represent? The realization that all is not lost! You can make some adjustments and return to that direction you planned for yourself. How do you do it? Nose to the grindstone. Face into the wind. “Pick yourself up and get back in the race! That’s right!” (Frank Sinatra) Get a “stick to it” attitude that says you will not allow chance and circumstances dictate a failure to you!

Solomon gives me a boost every time I read these scriptures:

Ecc 9:10-11 KJV Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest. (11) I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.

The tortoise and the hare proved this in the children’s parable!

If indeed the Apostle Paul is the author, Hebrews adds one more element to this concept:

Heb 12:1-2 KJV Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, (2) Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Conclusion: Whatever you have to do, do with all your might. Do not think the race is won by only the favorable in speed, strength, or even wisdom. Let’s lay aside every distraction and patiently run the race before us.

You do have time to make right what you did not start right!

The year is only half gone! There is another half ahead…

 
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