Another Monday is here. Look at the to-do list, check my emails and start the day. Then I notice an email from someone I haven’t talked with in over a year. Hmmm…she’s had some major changes in her life. Traumatic, sad, major changes. She knows I’m chairing a fundraiser for our local emergency shelter next year and has some things she’d like to donate.
I give her a call and we talk about her “new” life…and she says something interesting in a sad but firm voice, “I’m just trying to figure out where I go next.”
As we get off the phone I wonder what the right things to say are. I have no idea how she’s coping with her life right now. I’ve never dealt with the pain she’s dealing with.
Then I see a tweet come from Michael Hyatt that says “Do not pray for an easy life. Here’s why:” It says:
“Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men. Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your tasks. Then the doing of your work shall be no miracle, but you shall be the miracle.”— Phillips Brooks
U.S. Episcopal bishop (1835–1893)