Help me hold on to those things that reflect my true self, not driven by other voices, but Yours.
Help me listen to my calling – vocal – vocation – innately from within – congruent with the materials entrusted to me by my Creator.
Help me hold loosely the expectations of others, so I can pursue the best things, expanding on my unique abilities and passions, thus serving the greatest good where my deep gladness meets the world’s deep hunger.
Help me look back only for wisdom and thanksgiving. Keep my gaze moving forward, letting go of yesterday's losses, building on the strength of the past, embracing today’s limitless opportunities, and expecting a fruitful and prosperous tomorrow.
Help me create legacy, assisting, encouraging, and empowering fellow travelers and friends on life’s journey, embracing the good and walking in the divine Presence of the Unseen One.
Help me take action, thinking deeply, treasuring wisdom, grasping opportunity, making decisions, living creatively, sharing generously, advancing positively, choosing now, embracing love, faith, hope, truth, and joy – and dreams that parallel with God's reality.
Help me to laugh, reflect, rest, and enjoy the most important blessings of life.
- by Rhett H. Wilson, Sr.
On my birthday, I enjoyed listening to the message How to Stay Young and Useful All Your Life by Charles Stanley. I hope it encourages you like it did me!
See also 50 Things for a 50th Birthday by my wife.
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