“I’ve thrown my lot in with you, God, and I’m not budging.” Psalm 26.1
Finding the right mark on life’s stage is never a simple task. Do you strive to maintain the excitement and energy of people twenty years old? Do you let the gray hairs and wisdom gained from hard knocks show? Where do you want to be? How do you want people to see you?
Maintaining an active lifestyle continues to be important to me. Last night reminded me how many years have passed. Last night I decided to play a game a squash with Damian.
Damian has not played squash since college, however that was only a few years ago. Damian is young enough to be my son. This fact should have been an indication of things to come.
As we warmed the ball up, I realized this was going to be a challenging hour. One hour later every part of my body ached and I wanted to move no more. Two hours later my body expressed that it was still tired and I wanted to move even less! This morning my body continues to remind me of my age and I still do not want to move.
In this state, a single question keeps looping through my mind. What do I want to be when I grow up? The answer is absolute. I want to be a friend of God.
I want more than I want anything else in life, to experience a continuous friendship with my God Creator. I have found and connection and I am not moving. My goal is to be in friendship no matter what.
In many ways, I have no idea of what is going to happen. My focus is on getting to my mark. My priority is being in a relationship with God.
I see David pursuing a similar path. David experienced a wide range of emotions during this walk. Soaring highs, desperate failures, incredible aloneness, and absolute peace. Knowing his mark allowed David to focus on his passion.
I pray we will reach our marks.