Trek to the Manger (DQ 12)

Trek to the Manger Ch 12On a scale from 1 to 10 (1 meaning “not at all” and 10 meaning “absolutely”), how footloose are you today? In other words, how free are you to respond if God should present a new opportunity for you?

I have a friend who just left her job – benefits and all – so she can run for office in State government. People don’t do that unless they’re footloose, and my friend doesn’t come from money; she’s doing what God is calling her to do and she has created a life that allows her the freedom to drop everything to follow the Star.

I just got off the phone with my daughter, and a good part of our conversation had to do with choosing quality over quantity. Not being so tied to our mountains of “stuff” that we can’t leave a job when it isn’t the right fit, or say “Yes!” to seemingly random opportunities that cost money and require a commitment that, when strapped to our possessions, we just aren’t free to make.

Today, think about how sprinkles taste.

They’re either pure sugar, creating a high that leads to a low in short order, or they’re tasteless morsels of food coloring on something we consider edible; neither of which is worth leveraging our time, our relationships, or our resources for.

Take stock of your sprinkles, friends. And the energy (and opportunity) they cost you.

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