Saturday, October 20, 2007

None of Your Business

I'm writing from the National Youth Workers Convention in San Diego and came here right off of my son's wedding in Northern California. Where am I now? I'm spinning to say the least!

I might add to this later in an edit; for now I'll begin by sharing a little of what I've experienced so far. David Crowder was amazing last night, but I got pulled in and reflective when Phil Visher began to talk honest and real about the crash of his company. Vischer is the creator behind Veggie Tales. I'll make his amazing but too-long-for-this-blog story short.

And I didn't take notes, so this is definitely a paraphrase.

As Veggie Tales grew bigger and bigger, so did Phil's ideas. Just as he greatly expanded his company and staff, sales stalled . . . then VT took a nose dive.

His message last night was about how, instead of getting too wrapped up in what you're doing six months, one year, five years from now, focus on listening to God. Sometimes we've got it all figured out, and we're planning all the great things we're going to accomplish. Phil said "I don't know what I'm doing five years from now. It's none of my business."

Did that surprise you? It's none of your business what you're doing five years from now?

It's great to have goals and dreams you're reaching for, but if you're not listening to God, where are they going to take you?

Slow down.

Listen to God . . . a lot.

Make where you are five years from now God's business.

More later . . .



Debbie said...

Thanks for sharing this! I really, really needed it! ;-)


Timothy Fish said...

We have to plan, but the Bible makes it clear that even the things that are going to happen tomorrow are none of our business.

Jeanette Hanscome said...


Thanks so much for this reminder. I made me think of a quote that I read by Elizabeth Eliott several years ago. "Today is mine; tomorrow is none of my business."

Have a great day!

Julie Garmon said...

Great post!


Jan Kern said...

Thanks for the comments, everyone.

The more I think about it, I realize how much our world really is oriented toward us declaring what we are going to do and be . . . and how easily our hearts fall right into step with that with our BIG-accomplishment dreams. But what an adventure it is to instead be able to trust our days and our future fully to God. Wow!

Again thanks for sharing your thoughts.