Quiet Time Musings

(This post is a bit rambling but I’m keeping it as I wrote it, as it’s more conversational or a reflection of my thought process)

I was doing my usual quiet time this morning, and I prayed through a passage in the book of Kings, 1 Kings 19:19-21 specifically. It’s about the call of Elisha by Elijah to follow him and become his successor.

This tied in quite nicely with something I’ve been reflecting on in my life by looking at all the things I’m trying to pursue both in my career and personally.

And I’ve been really bothered by some of them.

Interestingly enough, I also recently watched this video from Tim Ferriss about decision making:

I made some notes on this, but the main one that stuck with my was that this framework doesn’t factor in discernment from the Lord, which for me is the first and final checkbox – everything in between in just confirmation of the decision. Perhaps a post about that at a later stage…

But….I’m off on a tangent 🙂

Getting back to Elisha.

He was working hard when he was called by Elijah. He left what he was doing – knowing what he was busy with – and went to follow Elijah. He then went back to wrap things up both personally and with his work, and removed any obstacles to moving forward – and in doing so blessed others with food.

That led me to jot down some questions I should be asking myself:

  1. What am I working on in my career and personally?
  2. Who/what am I holding on to?
  3. Who/what has called me?
  4. What obstacles do I need to get rid of?
  5. How can I bless others in each of the above actions?

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Jeff Pearce

Most know me online as Jeffikus, I made WordPress products at WooCommerce for 7 years. Then Automattic acquired us and I've been making themes there for the past 3 years! I’m a husband, and father in beautiful Cape Town!

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