Confucius (or, possibly, Ovid, some random Roman, Cossack, or completely underrated human – but certainly I’ve heard Michael Hyatt say it a hundred times) said, “Man who chases two rabbits catches neither.” This is an easy thing to say, but a difficult truth to apply.
Last night, I confessed to my youngest daughter that I sometimes worry that I have chosen the wrong path, or that maybe I should have stayed in my pursuit of a particular vocation. When she asked me, “Why?”, I told her this old proverb and said that sometimes I worry that I’m just chasing either too many rabbits or the wrong ones altogether.
I shared this story with a dear friend of mine this afternoon (you should go check out her blog right now… I mean, in a minute when you’re finished here). She reminded me that no matter what rabbits you chase, you know for sure that there are some that need to be tended. Spouse, children, family, home, and, most importantly, your relationship with God. Then she sent me this picture (she made it) that I want to share with you.
Don’t let discouragement get you down. God knows what you’re going through, and He is glad to give you wisdom.
But, remember, you don’t need any special wisdom to make sure you’re always chasing the right rabbit.
[reminder]What rabbits are chasing? What rabbits have you ignored?[/reminder]