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Live Backwards

July 7, 2009

Busyness often gets in the way of contentment. Conflict becomes inconvenient. People are reduced to obstacles. Efficiency replaces love as the highest virtue.

Are you driven by work, family, success? Are you more concerned with managing conflict than being sanctified by conflict? How can you begin to care less about results of vocation and more about discipleship through vocation? If we want to imitate Christ, periods of reflection and prayer will be important. Imagine if we became so obsessed with God’s agenda in our conflicts, challenges, and vocations that others appreciate our Christlikeness more than our “work.”

What if we started living backwards, with the wisdom of an 80 year old? I am willing to bet we would live more slowly. That’s what this brief article is about I recently wrote for The High Callling.

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