Your Own Timetable
by Dr. A. Harold Goodman's
My husband's father, Dr. A. Harold Goodman, made this profound observation:
"Men have such sophisticated tools for measuring the insignificant, and such crude tools for measuring the truly significant."When everything seems to be going wrong, everyone else appears to be succeeding while you fail, and you just can't seem to find your niche, consider the possibility that perhaps the Lord has something different in mind for you.
As you watch all your friends achieve their goals and win the very honors you were striving for, remember that you don't have to be the best - just your best. And if you are doing all that you possibly can and the doors still aren't opening, maybe the Lord is gently leading you down the path you covenanted with Him to follow before you came here, one you can't see right now.
Remember that He has a specific mission that is uniquely yours.
C. S. Lewis, in his book "Mere Christianity," gives us a thought-provoking analogy:
"Imagine yourself as a living house. God comes in to rebuild that house.So often the roadblocks looming in our path turn out to be the very guideposts we have been praying for to gently steer us through the gateway to our real mission in life.
(edited by David Van Alstyne)
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