As intended, the subject line of the email captured my attention:
The most important blog post
After clicking to open, I read —
It’s on the most important blog.
Even if no one but you reads it. The blog you write each day is the blog you need the most. It’s a compass and a mirror, a chance to put a stake in the ground and refine your thoughts.
And the most important post? The one you’ll write tomorrow.
Seth Godin penned the above pithy email (seths.blog). I subscribe to his blog for gems of wisdom that often have the power to change my thinking.
The above post arrived during a personal period of discouragement, when I doubted what I was about.
My take-away was “don’t quit.” Keep on keeping on with this dream God placed in my heart. The very same day, I ran into a long-time friend I hadn’t seen in years. After we chatted a few minutes, Paula stunned me when she said, “I read everything you write.”
Stunned because Paula wasn’t a subscriber to my blog. Paula never commented on my posts or Facebook links. But here she was offering a chunk of encouragement for what I’m about.
My writer friends can relate to this and share similar stories. But this insight can apply to everyone in myriads of ways. Most likely, you’re making more of an impact than you realize.
The Most Important Thing you Do Today
No matter your plans today, decide each is important. Whether you’re leading a team at work, playing with a child, or helping prepare a meal for your church bereavement group, each matters.
Asking questions about our plans helps us understand why:
- What is the most important thing about solving the issue at work?
- Why is it important to do loving acts for my husband (wife)?
- Why is it important to put the “grand” in grandmother?
- Why is it important to renew my spirit?
- Why is it important to open that difficult conversation with a friend?
What’s on your agenda today? How might it positively affect others?
Let God be your guide.
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Commit your actions to the LORD, and your plans will succeed.Proverbs 16:3