“One of the most important aspects to any high performance is the ability to separate one’s personhood from any particular result.” — Necessary Endings: The Employees, Businesses, and Relationships That All of Us Have to Give Up in Order to Move Forward by Henry Cloud
I think it is important to remind ourselves from time to time that we are more than a “one hit wonder.”
For example, I love my job. I was reflecting recently with gratitude about the love and support the good people of the Fort Mill Church of God gave me during my time of serving as their pastor. I would not have had the opportunity to do what I am doing now if it had not been for them.
But then, I would have never been able to go to Fort Mill if it had not been for the good people at the Easley church I pastored and before then it was my precious friends and congregation at Simpsonville and even before that I am forever indebted for the loving congregation at New Ellenton and then there is Saluda – Sonja and my first pastorate. If they had not given us a chance my life would have been entirely different.
I must also mention LaFrance, Florence, and Fort Mill when I served as a Youth Pastor. And of course there were those 2 1/2 years of serving on the State Team in South Carolina.
And of course I must mention my wonderful parents and my wife.
And this is just scratching the surface. If not for so many people I would not have the opportunity to do what I love doing now.
Yes…for certain…I am no one hit wonder. It took a whole lot of people and their patience, love, and care for me to give me this chance.
And the same is true for you.
The ONE THING for today: When looking back over our lives, humility and courage is required.
Humility that reminds us that if not for others we wouldn’t have had the opportunities we’ve had…
and courage to keep moving forward because we understand that no one failure, setback, or success has to define us.