If one point in life has been emphasized over and over to me this year, it is that life can change in an instant. A very close second would be, my reaction to life changing says a lot about my priorities or maybe that it helps me prioritize what really matters in life. A fellow principal told me earlier this year he was “decision weary” because rules and recommendations were changing so quickly he was forced to make decisions at a rapid rate and worn out from the process. This was around the time I labeled myself “the liar” because what I announced as true for Conejo, would almost immediately change and a new email would go out. We empathized together about this ever changing life we were living. At the time, these changes consumed my life and became overly important to me. Fast forward to today, and here we are. The ever changing and still changing world around me is but an inconvenience at best when compared with “real” life.
When “real” life happens, I cringe sometimes at the inconveniences I stress and complain about. Life can change in an instant. Earlier this week, an NPAA student lost her older brother in a motorcycle accident. Such a loss is unimaginable to me and priorities become much clearer in my mind. Life is important. People are important. Knowing our loving Savior is important, the most important thing in life. Now…to keep my focus on the important things in life and not become irritated and focused on the inconveniences this world will continue to throw my way.
Set your minds on things above not on earthly things. Colossians 3:2 NIV