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Follow up from Last Week’s Post

This post is to follow up from my post last week about applying Carrie’s exercise. As it turned out, I didn’t apply it with money like I thought I would. Here is what happened…

I work the morning shift at Starbucks, which means I clock in at 4:30 am. Often, its a while before it gets really busy, and we have time to speak to customers. These two women came in, and I made their drinks, and they sat down to study. After dealing with some other customers, I asked them what they were studying, and one of them told me that they were both in school to become Physicians Assistants.

This was significant for me, because there was a season in my life (roughly 2009/2010) in which I wanted to become a PA and made efforts to enroll in a program. (I eventually decided to go for nursing instead.)

This got me thinking of the path that my life has taken (actually I can honestly say, the path He has brought me on), and realizing that, in theory, I could be a Physician’s Assistant right now and have a lot more worldly respect and comfort than I do now. In my mind, there is no regret about the choices I’ve made, but my emotions don’t always line up with my mind, and I got a little down about it. I don’t like being depressed, so I started to attempt to re-frame my thoughts and repeated to myself, “we don’t worry about prestige.”

The “we” being myself and the Godhead. I also thought of the Corinthians verses about human wisdom in foolishness to God and vice versa.

I did this many times during my shift that day. I really don’t know if it made a difference or not, but I found it humorous that it didn’t turn out the way I expected the exercise to go.

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  1. Reply
    R.C. Babione
    June 29, 2016 at 11:02 pm

    I love how you took the “We don’t worry about money” insight from last week and applied it to “We don’t worry about prestige.” Beautiful.

    For His increase.

  2. Reply
    mark
    June 30, 2016 at 8:41 am

    I really appreciate this perspective!

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