It is all that matters, friends. ALL THAT MATTERS.
Is that you have + KNOW Jesus. That Jesus KNOWS you. In the light of eternity, that's it.
So simple, so profound, so true.
For a while, around the beginning of this year, I was on a role with posting my goals. Y'all may have noticed that I have discontinued that. Its not that I've stopped setting goals. I'm still a huge fan of goals and spending time wisely.
But I've just stopped posting them. I realized (after being challenged by a dear friend/mentor) that my motive in posting my goals was to prove that I was accomplishing things. I felt the need to prove that even though I was traveling + touring with my family, I was still getting a lot done and working hard. I was feeling such a need for affirmation in my work.
This has always been one of my weak areas. I get so driven by my work + finding my identity in what I accomplish. It is so wrong. So backwards, and so messed up. And I'm learning that you can't find affirmation in your work. In your job. In your life.
The only place that really matters for affirmation...is affirmation from Jesus.
That's all I need; that's all you need.