March 9, 2020 – A Craving Encouragement Moment by Leaning Toward Wisdom

“If you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will think it’s stupid.”  – Albert Einstein

Let’s personalize it. If YOU judge yourself by your inability to do something, you’ll think you’re stupid.

There are many things you’re not. Many thing you cannot do.

That doesn’t mean you’re a failure or stupid. It merely means those aren’t likely the things you should pursue. Those aren’t your element, that place Sir Ken Robinson describes as where your natural aptitude intersects with what you love. So you’d best devote more time to finding your element than lamenting what isn’t.

You know what’s possible for everybody? The things within the reach of every single one of us?

Goodness. Morality. Righteousness. Holiness. Love. Forgiveness. Humility. Loyalty. Friendship. Courage. Vigor. Zeal. Enthusiasm. Resolve. Persistence. Trustworthiness. Sanctification. Salvation.

Add whatever words you’d like to that list. You get the idea.

Nothing prevents any of us from accomplishing ALL of these things. Lasting things. Things we can instill into our families, our children, and our friends by our good influence.

We can be so much more.

We can do so much more.

We can if only we will.

What’s stopping you?

Is it the pursuit of lesser things? Like money? Or fun? Or self-indulgence?

Should we give up these lasting pursuits for entertainment, or luxury, or ease?

Self-talk is important. Be careful how you talk with yourself. But be even more careful to see yourself for what you truly are.

Invest more time in those areas where you can become a better person. Where you can make a bigger difference to others.

Be wise. Be helpful.


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