Metamorphosis or Reflections from the Pond Scum

It’s been months since my last post. Truth be told I haven’t even read my previous ones and something tells me it’s for the best. A lot has happened over the last year and I am not the same Jumpman I once was.

A new addition to the family, the coolest cat ever, and a departure from the job I’ve been static at for the last four years. Life is good, and there is more to be seen, I’m sure. With all of these changes I find myself becoming more and more of a “grown up”. I’ve been quite prideful over the last several years, thinking that I am somehow more than I am. It’s like I’ve been trying to get inside of a movie where I’m the hero and the world needs saving. The truth is that I am just another guy living life amidst the noise of this world. I am the one who needs a hero, every day I wake up and struggle not to think too highly of my own ambitions, or to put others before my own selfish desires.

Life is continually moving and if I don’t keep up I’ll get stuck again. I was a twenty-four-year-old man living as a nineteen-year-old kid. “You have stayed long enough at this mountain” (Deut. 1:6). And now as I move on to this next part of my life it is my prayer that I may grow more fully into the man that God has called me to be; that I may give more of myself and seek less in return, and that I would give up my selfishness along the way. God blesses us with so much, but it’s not to hold onto for our own gain; He blesses us to show His love for us and so that we would bless other people who are in need. I know that what I have is far more than I deserve, and I am thankful. Consider all that you have been given, as little or as much as it may be, and be content to abide in Him. The things of this world will not fulfill our needs or bring us true, unhindered, happiness. It is only the peace of God “which surpasses all understanding” (Philippians 4:7) that can do that. I pray that you all find Him and His understanding for your situations.

Galatians 6:18
-Jumpman

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