I don’t know about you, but I’m finally settling in (after 54 years of life) to the realization that I don’t have all the answers and that I can’t be everywhere at once.
I still can’t figure out why President Obama has not called me yet for advice. Even my Governor hasn’t called me yet.
What I am beginning to understand is that I have a responsibility to be dialed in 100% to what is going on in my life and not to be judge over all that my leaders are or are not doing. All the time that I focus on what other people should be doing, I am not concentrating on what I should be doing. I can’t be two places at once. Try chasing two rabbits at the same time and see how well you do.
I am realizing that leaders will be accountable for their own actions (or inactions), but that is their issue, not mine. I need to perform to the best of my abilities the tasks I have on my plate, which should be enough for me.
With all this said, I appreciate the two following Bible passages that help me to focus on my responsibilities and the need to put blinders on to judging the performance of my leaders or weighing in with my criticisms of world affairs:
Psalm 131:1 (nasb) — “O Lord, my heart is not proud, nor my eyes haughty; Nor do I involve myself in great matters,
Or in things too difficult for me.”
Another helpful verse related to my knowing my place is found in
1 Thessalonians 4:11-12 (esv) “and to aspire to live quietly, and to mind your own affairs, and to work with your hands, as we instructed you, so that you may walk properly before outsiders and be dependent on no one.”