At the height of my professional career, I came across a verse by an unknown author that had a profound impact on me. The verse that I typed and pinned onto my bedroom door has long since withered, but I came across a copy today which I would like to share.
I think it was perhaps it was this daily reminder of whose applause really mattered I and how I would face my Maker with my life’s story that maybe influenced me to retire early from the commercial success oriented rat race to live a more ‘fruitful’ and meaning life.
I can’t say that I have achieved this, or whether I have actually ‘wasted my talents’ as a professional who was good at her job (my family is always on at me about this!!), but I feel that I am a happier and more content person.
Whether My Lord will clap at the way I have spent the last 10+ years is something that I am not so sure about. There has been some good, quite a bit of bad and a whole lot of ‘wasted’ time. Honestly, I could have done better. Much much better.
As for the next few years …. (or months, or weeks or days … who knows how much time any of us have) …
It’s time to put back my poster 🙂 !