September 03-B, 2022

Tow Boat Stonington Harbor 09/30/2010 Oil Paint Rendered — Deer Isle, Maine
We don't find it,
it finds us.

The motivation/interest/desire/energy
to get up and do what needs us to do it.

Our problem is not finding it,
but ignoring it,
dismissing it,
discounting it,
disregarding it,
putting it off,
laying it aside,
rejecting it,
refusing to have anything
to do with it
because it isn't up to our standards,
it doesn't meet our specifications,
it fails to comply with our idea
of who we are
and what it means to be successful
and admired,
and what would the neighbors think?

"So here we sit 
like birds in the wilderness,
waiting on our food."

When all that needs to happen
is for us to get out of the way
and do what has been calling our name
through the ages.

Even yet.
Even so.
Even now.


Published by jimwdollar

I'm retired, and still finding my way--but now, I don't have to pretend that I know what I'm doing. I retired after 40.5 years as a minister in the Presbyterian Church USA, serving churches in Louisiana, Mississippi and North Carolina. I graduated from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, in Austin, Texas, and Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. My wife, Judy, and I have three daughters and five granddaughters within about twenty minutes from where we live--and are enjoying our retirement as much as we have ever enjoyed anything.

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