My early thoughts in this new year seem to center around two concepts; 1. alignment 2. focus. The later is one reason I begin to blog and write again. The first, alignment is a powerful concept that helps me to connect with God, others and my eternal purpose.
As you age you accumulate more life experience and the benefit of perspective those experiences bring to you. A thoughtful person will have to conclude their life is more than a hap-hazard set of circumstantial events. The decisions and events of years past have made a difference in who/where we are today. An example;
In late November 1970 I made a decision to accept an invitation to serve as an escort in the Lee University Parade of Favorites(POF) pageant they have every winter/spring semester. I was assigned to escort a young co-ed from West Virginia by the name of Patricia Shaver. My job was to just accompany her each evening for one week to a series of POF events and then to be with her during the event itself. Forty-five years later I’m still spending most of my waking hours with her, our children and grand-children. Alignment, if properly lived out, puts you in the right place at the right time and will help you discover and accomplish your life-purpose as designed by God. (Psalm 139).
Alignment; I am fearfully and wonderfully made–my choice to stay daily aligned with Him and those He’s called along side will determine the extent I walk in HIs eternal purpose for my life.