“It is entirely possible to spend our days engaged in activities that work well for us and achieve our objectives, and still wonder whether we are really making a difference in the world. My premise is that this culture, and we as members of it, have yielded too easily to what is doable and practical and popular. In the process, we have sacrificed the pursuit of what is in our hearts. We find ourselves giving in to our doubts, and settling for what we know how to do, or can soon learn how to do, instead of pursuing what matters to us and living with the adventure and anxiety that requires.” ~ Peter Block
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“Look carefully then how you walk! Live purposefully and worthily and accurately, not as the unwise and witless, but as wise (sensible, intelligent people), making the very most of the time [buying up each opportunity], because the days are evil. Therefore do not be vague and thoughtless and foolish, but understanding and firmly grasping what the will of the Lord is.” ~ Ephesians 5: 15 – 17 Amplified
- Peter Block’s quote is from his book, The Answer to How Is Yes: Acting on What Matters. I found the quote on page 164 of Phil Cooke’sJolt!: Get the Jump on a World that’s Constantly Changing<, which I highly recommend… and not just for wrestling with technology issues and skills.
- When picking a photo to go with the quote, adventure plus anxiety equaled, in my mind, a rope bridge in an exotic location. This image is of the Taishun Bai Hefei Bridge in Zhejiang, China, and is available on Wikimedia Commons. (The photographer allows modification of the image and does not endorse eQuipping for eMinistry.)
10 thoughts on “Pursuing What Is in Our Hearts”
Hi, Sus. Let me share as one who is NOT subscribing to e4e but who reads it regularly. I prefer a RSS reader rather than email. So not subscribing does not mean not reading and being blessed by e4e content. Thanks for the work you do.
Thanks so much for supporting me in what I’m doing (and attempting to do). God is good!
AND thanks for reminding me that many are following e4e through Twitter and RSS feeds.
Thank you for your encouragement, Everyone!!
Sus, this is exactly where i am, how did you know? I need to use technology lots, lots, better. Thanks for the help!
*opens the Get Started page*
Jean, you make me smile! I’m glad to help! Ask me specific questions any time.
I’m re-working e4e a bit so I hope it’s easier to get around and find what you’re looking for.
I like your new page much better. It seems cleaner and less cluttered. Thank you for doing the hard work of demystifying technology for the rest of us. The rope bridge about sums it up for me.
Cross that bridge, Anne Marie, and enjoy the adventure!