Over the years I have done a lot of things to focus and relax. I have kept some of them and others I have discarded because of cost or convenience. There have been a couple that were taken away from me. One of those was shooting. It is a discipline that I have longed to get back in my life but never really had the time or them money to do so. With the kids all grown up, a little discipline financially and a lot of help from a good friend, I am slowly but surely getting closer to the goal of being a responsible shooter. I loved it when I shot regularly. There is something about aiming, holding your breath and then pulling the trigger that has a calming and meditative effect on me. Now I just have to get better accuracy through practice. That is the ‘sort of’ part.
In much the same way, my life in the spiritual area is getting a little sharper and more focused. Things are actually coming together thanks to the help of others. The rundown:
Ministry – I actually can see a little life coming from the congregation. People are starting to see the need and the leadership is starting to step up a little. What happens next is anyone’s guess but it is nice to see things moving. More personally, I am enjoying preaching much more. I love the who Easter season but I do feel a little confined by it and now that I am preaching more of what I want to get at there is more a feeling of freedom which I enjoy.
Celebration – in celebration you are looking for something to celebrate and right now there are a lot of things that have that potential right now but nothing is completed so I can say ‘hurrah’.
Spiritual Disciplines – having a regular exercise schedule has helped me get back into meditation and prayer. I really love this aspect of lifting and it is good to feel focused again. Is there more that could be done? Sure but I now at least have restored the foundation that it can be built on.
Leadership – In the next month, I have and opportunity to get back into the game so to speak. It involves serving on my intermediate school board and I am hoping my experience on my local school board will help me back into leadership in my community. A few things to finalize but I think I can land this.
I am moving into a position of where I want to be and that is cool. I now just need to land more of the bullets on the target and right where I want them.
Blessings and Cheers!!!