One thing is becoming clearer to me, it is more important to be in position, than to be perfect. Getting to the place, where you need to be and expected to be, outweighs performance. Many times, emphasis is placed on: how smart we are, how strong we are and how well we execute in certain areas, but none of that matters, in contrast to positioning.
Said plainly, the one thing that matters more than perfection is your positioning. Can you be in the right place at the right time? This is a matter of discipline, a matter of not giving up and a matter of staying dedicated to a process, even when the process looks like it is not producing.
I appreciate Joseph, the son of Jacob, despite what he experienced, he remained in his position overcoming the impossible, because of his faith and the seeing of the process, to the end. Strength is not in my muscles, my strength is not in smarts, my strength is not in the affirmations of men, but my strength is in my endurance, in not giving up and in making decisions beyond defeat, by choosing to trust God.
The enemy is not after my money, my possessions or even my life. His target is my faith, my hope and my joy. If I relinquish those, he can then take anything. Without my joy, the enemy’s work is all but done. The destructive nature of my own mind devoid of joy does the rest of the work. It is then easy to believe the worst, the worst in people and the worst in myself.
It is guarantee people will let you down, upset you, attempt to harm you, misrepresent you, but the joy, the hope and the peace sustains, beyond those disappointments. Your measure is not in your perfection. The measure is in the ability, to get into position despite the disappointments, despite the disrespect, despite the defeat and despite everything around you, going haywire. Your ability to trust God, in the face of all chaos and confusion is the evaluator, not perfect performance.
I have observed something else under the sun. The fastest runner doesn’t always win the race, and the strongest warrior doesn’t always win the battle. The wise sometimes go hungry, and the skillful are not necessarily wealthy. And those who are educated don’t always lead successful lives. It is all decided by chance, by being in the right place at the right time