Jun 26, 2006

time - part 2

Today... well, I don't have much going on. I am officially out of work and it seems as though I can hear the clock is ticking... even though it doesn't tick. Ever get those moments, too? Every second where you don't know "what's next" seems like an hour or a day or a year.

Ever notice how time moves a bit differently when you know something is changing?

There were a few rays of hope, though. First off I had a chance to go visit the great metropolitan newspaper that I've become a reporter for. (Er... I mean, a freelancer for. It just sounds more Superman-esque the other way). They ran a story I wrote for them in a featured section and want me to do more. So... maybe?

Then I got a call from Schwan's which is like a company that delivers ready-to-make food and crazy ice cream creations to local houses and customers. They might want me to work for them, which would a full-time job with benefits - not to bad in today's economy, eh? Perhaps another opportunity, so... maybe?

But then there's this gnawing feeling in the back of my spirit that maybe God isn't done with me in ministry yet. I'll need to write a whole other post on this, but basically I'm looking into some innovative and out-of-the-box ways to serve where I live. That would mean raising financial support in order to pursue this, so... maybe?

Ever notice how time moves a bit differently when you know something is changing?

Maybe I need to push back from the table and just look around me a bit. It's not like this is bad by any means. In fact, I get to hang out with my wife and boys (and yes - even the dog) a bit more versus if I was just a busy madman. As it stands, I'm just a madman-minus-the-busy. Even some of the people in the world who "have it all" miss out on the humble royalty that this is.

So maybe this is a time in my life that is more than a "transition to the next thing."

Maybe this is a thing of time all in itself.

Maybe I'm as richly blessed as a king and just don't know it.

Maybe my perspective needs to change.


Ever notice how time moves a bit differently when you know something is changing?

"And who knows but that you have come to royal position for such a time as this?" (Esther 4:14)


Jon Knapp said...

Hey Tony,
Have you read "The Shaping of Things to Come," by Mike Frost? I had a class from Him last year that threw me in a tail spin of sorts (a good one in the end).

But from reading some of your thoughts, and your desire for innovative ways to bless your community, I thought if you haven't read it yet, it is a must read.

And might be helpful to you in the season of life you are in.

cory said...


Read Scott Hamilton's most recent post. It's...well just read it take it for what it's worth.

Anonymous said...

what happened to the light switch story?

Tony Myles said...

Thanks for the tip, Cor...

the light switch story got bumped. Coming soon.

Tony Myles said...

jon - thanks for the book tip!