My last blog post dates to July 24. Many people respond well to what I write. My post on Keith Schuster received a couple hundred views! I enjoy writing and you all read what I write. So why the long break?
I allowed pleasure to eclipse purpose during vacation
July 24 marked the halfway point of my two week vacation. About that time I had a little more time on my hands. The first week of vacation stayed fairly packed out but four open days stretched ahead.
I relished the free time yet I started to look for the wrong thing. Instead of looking to live my days on purpose I started asking the question “how can I have fun?” Then my idea of fun clashed with Ashley and the girls. Then, things I wanted to do we couldn’t do because of Isabelle’s health. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed my time thoroughly with my family. Yet, The discipline in my life faltered.
You see, when I started to live for pleasure rather than purpose I found myself distracted. I caved to the draw of trolling Facebook newsfeed’s and reading the news at night. I snacked and looked for quick fixes of fun and pleasure. I had plenty of time to write in the evenings but I struggled to desire to write.
Why I write this blog
I write to process and share what I need to learn from each day. This blog keeps me focused on what is important. It helps me to live on purpose
If I fail to live on purpose I will not be the dad Isabelle needs while she fights Leukemia.
If I live for pleasure rather than purpose my church will fail to reach broken people desperate for the hope of the gospel.
If I allow my evenings to be consumed with distraction, I won’t have the capacity to plan my days to help others.
I guess I’m sort of meandering. I intend to resume writing. I hope by my picking up the baton of writing again I will sharpen my focus on what matters. Perhaps what I write will help you.