2019-07-06 - Warnings from the Animals
At work, I am a manager of two departments, and am responsible for seven employees soon to be nine, the product owner of a development team, and a developer on two teams. I stay busy - maybe too busy...
Some days, I feel like I've done a lot without actually accomplishing anything at all. Some days, I rush from one urgent thing to another, that the important slips through the cracks. Firefighting leads to failure, that leads to more firefighting. Those days, I feel defeated and discouraged that my efforts are unnoticed and that I've not received a promotion or a big pay increase. I fight for others to get ahead, but don't seem to get ahead, myself. I work myself up for an uncertain future.
But then, I remind myself that it's all just noise. I do my best, but it is not my main thing - it pays for life, but that is not my life. I am not defined by my career. I am defined by my king. And I do know my future. I have read the end of the book!
Tonight, as I read a devotional, my mind wandered, and a tiny nugget stuck in my mind.
We do more and more never satisfied, when we should focus on fewer and be fulfilled.
“But ONE THING I DO: Forgetting what is behind and reaching forward to what is ahead….” Philippians 3:13b CSB
I know what lies ahead. It's not an empty nest or a 401k, but kneeling before my Savior, my God, my Jesus.
And for him, I will do little, but I will do it well. It will matter. It will bring glory - but not to me - but to the One who deserves it all.
Little is much when God is in it!