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“Each day has its own calling.”

A thought by Larry Osborne, (2009-04-10) from his book, Spirituality for the Rest of Us: A Down-to-Earth Guide to Knowing God (p. 155). The Crown Publishing Group. Kindle Edition. (Click on the title to go to to buy the book.)

Here’s Larry’s whole thought, “Each day has its own calling, a series of specific tasks carried out in the framework of a larger calling.”

We can’t do everything in one day but we can do certain things. 

Larry says, “Not long after I took my friend's advice and walked away from the tyranny of seeking a fully balanced life, I began work on a graduate degree. I noticed that during the pressure-packed week of final exams, my well-balanced friends would still try to jam in all the priorities of their well-balanced life. Those who couldn't pull it off felt guilty for neglecting all the important things on their list.”

“As for me, I figured my God-given assignment during finals was to do well on a series of tough exams. I intentionally let everything else go while I studied and prepped.”

“For five to ten days my devotional life stunk. I skipped meetings with my accountability group. Family got the short end of the stick.”

“I did well on the exams.”

“And when they were over, I found that God hadn't disowned me, the accountability group was still meeting, and my family hadn't fallen apart.”

He then says, “To do one thing well always means not doing so well on something else. That's why the best question to start each day with is not ‘What's out of balance?’ It's ‘What does God want me to do today?’”

Maybe that is the important question you need to ask today, “What does God want me to do today?”


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