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 Pastor's Blog 
Monday, February 25 2019

“You must always know what it is that you want.”

Paulo Coelho

Good morning, friends!  I hope you are all well and dry today.  While it lasts, let’s not lollygag.  Let’s get to it.

Among my PE credits in college was a half-credit course in archery.  It was a summer morning class and we all tried hard to not shoot one another.  And we all learned that hitting the bulls-eye was easier said than done.  Day after day, shot after shot, we all aimed for that tempting centerpiece.  Any hit was celebratory; misses were lamented only for their distance from the center.  Sounds a bit like life, doesn’t it?

But what is your bulls-eye?  Quite seriously, most of us stopped visioning bull’s-eyes when we were young, first entering the job market, maybe even before that.  We all had dreams and then life happened.  Recently I learned a little acronym that speaks to this issue: KFC.

K: Know what you want.

F: Find out what you are getting.

C: Change what you are doing to reach your want.

Unfortunately what we do when life happens is re-adjust the formula of success.  Instead, it becomes...

K: Know what you want.

F: Find out what you are getting.

C: Change what you want to accept your results.

* You didn’t get the job you wanted so in time you settled into the job you got.

* You didn’t achieve the promotions you wanted so you settled into the level you are.

* You don't have the health you want so you accept the lesser health you have.

* You didn’t reach the goal you set so you decided just to live with the outcomes you have.

* Or maybe you simply lost track of what you were trying to accomplish today.

I’m sure I’ve mentioned this gentleman before but he’s relevant now, too.  Bill McArthur was a first grader many years ago in a small town down east in North Carolina.  My mom taught him.  He grew up to be an Air Force pilot but he really wanted to be an astronaut.  He applied and was passed over.  He applied again.  Passed over again.  He applied again, and again, and again, and again.  Six times, six grueling, emotional, difficult applications and every time told, “No.”  But Bill knew what he wanted.  He didn’t quit; he renewed his efforts, changed what needed to be changed and applied a seventh time.  And on the seventh effort he was accepted!  Three missions, including six months on the International Space Station, and he had arrived.

I doubt you want to be an astronaut but whatever it is you want, whatever is your bulls-eye, you’ll never hit it if you don’t aim and keep trying, changing what needs to be changed.  Big or small, it matters not.  What matters is that you know your wants and you keep trying.  KFC.  Keep it straight.  And have a wonderful week.

Ephesians 4:20-32

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