What Brings Me the Highest Joy?

Once again there is talk of football and all sorts of opinions about which team will be most competitive which signals that school is about to begin and summer is nearing its end!  Those of you who know me well know that I love football...high school, college or professional.  That being said it is always hard to believe another summer has flown by.  With time seeming to fly by, I find it more and more important to remember to focus on what is important in my life and to stress less about what is not. 

I recently came across a quote from Warren Wiersbe that I found very insightful and valuable enough to share with you.

"At some point in life, each one of us must decide what is his highest joy, for the thing that delights us directs us.  Generally speaking, a child finds his delight in what he has, a youth in what he does, and an adult in what he is.  The first lives for possessions, the second for the experience, and the third for character.  If life is to be rich and meaningful, then our joys must be the highest possible."

  One of the books I read this summer was The Best Question Ever by Andy Stanley.  The best question ever is "What is the wise thing for me to do?"  When a decision is necessary, that question helps me.  So my decisions are best made when I consider what brings me the highest joy and what is the wise thing to do.   My ultimate goal then becomes making my priorities less about possessions and "doing" and more about the person I want to be.

I hope that you find yourself spending time on things that bring you the highest joy and that you'll find time to consider what those things are in these waning days of summer.

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