"Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing until it gets there" Josh Billings
I may be the worst case of Attention Deficit Disorder on on record. That's why I do well in my profession, especially at auctions where there are many things going on at the same time. It keeps my attention locked in on what my purpose is. I stick to it.
KFC says we do one thing, and we do it right.....chicken! They must because they have been around since I was a child. Jesus of course had one purpose, to save mankind, and despite the opinions of others and having to overcome many challenges, he fulfilled His mission.
For us, the key is to find our purpose, our passion in life, and to stick to it. Like my oldest daughter Tara, mother of 3, but holder of a Masters Degree, who spent many years doing social work before becoming a full time Mom. She never gave upon her desire to help people after insuring her own family was secure. Today she is Executive Director of Family Promise of Brevard, FL, which keeps homeless families intact and works with them to find jobs, housing and independence.
Through her efforts, and that of more than 300 volunteers and 13 Church congregations, many families have gone from homeless to homebound in an average of 28 days. She took over when this program was flawed and with her passion and leadership has created much excitement to get on this bandwagon of success in Brevard County. Not only am I and her family proud of her, but there is a veteran single parent and his 3 kids who are being interviewed nationally about how this program has worked for them.
Point is, KFC could expanded to burgers, what if Jesus just got tired of carrying the weight of our sins around? Maybe Tara could have chosen to be a Real Estate agent? Thank God all of that didn't happen, and because of it, our lives are better.
How about you, have you found your purpose, the thing that brings out your passion for life? Do you have the ability to stick to it despite whatever odds you are facing? Even the postage stamp cannot insure delivery, but it has paid the price for it, and fulfilled its purpose.
Now consider Jesus, he paid the price, will you accept His delivery and your deliverance?
Stick To It, Glenn
Glenn is an ex-Marine Viet Nam vet who is also a recovering alcoholic, clean and sober for 30 years. He has been involved in start up and ongoing recovery ministry at North Atlanta Church and Campus for the last two decades. He has a passion for outreach and to spread the message that the answer to lasting and fulfilling recovery from addiction is in a relationship with Jesus Christ. He and the ATB team are available to assist in your questions or needs on an individual basis and will do so maintaining complete confidentiality. You may e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.