Lately I've become a big fan of Jon Acuff, author of the "Stuff Christians Like" blog. Back when he was just getting started in that blog and his other writing endeavors, I wasn't too impressed. The blog looked kind of hokey to me.
But I think he's refined his image and his message a lot in the last few years, getting both funnier and more serious. I'm listening to his book "Quitter" as an audio book and am about halfway through it. I've been amazed at his brutal honesty over his failures, and his realistic steps toward accomplishing dreams. And that's each reader's dreams, not just his dream of becoming a writer. I've been challenged by the specific steps this book has given me to just do better where I am in my daily life. And it's continuing to reassure me that I really don't have a desire to be my own boss. As much as that's a popular trend in our culture, it's not me. I need the accountability of a boss and I like the security of a steady paycheck.
His blog post for today really struck me. Where am I investing my time, money, efforts and energy? "Arrive empty to the grave, having given all you were given, stewarded all you were tasked with." Wow.