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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

My Journey to a Week Off

It has been over three years that I post my blog every week. Last week is the only week that I did not do it. It is not that I had forgotten, I did it on purpose. I just wanted to take a week off lol

I was thinking that nobody would notice, until I got an e-mail from my friend Jim asking me: “where is this week's blog?” I guess I have one big fan lol (thanks Jim)

I also met a couple of people this last week-end who congratulated me about the blog saying that they really enjoy reading it. One of them even said to me: “if I were you, I would thank God daily for giving me such talent”. I felt like a million bucks man

About two and a half years ago, I was helping a friend of mine to put together a series of concerts. We did an amazing amount of work and things were going according to the plan. We got a number of sponsors, we had also a lot of support in the community.

As the concert was approaching, something unexpected happened. I lost my USB key on which I had all the work that we had been doing for months. I couldn't find it. I search everywhere but it in vain. I couldn't believe how careless I had been. As I was desperate to find it, I decided to let go. There was nothing much I could do. If I was to find it, it would come to me effortlessly. If it was lost forever, then I would have to start the work all over again.

A few weeks passed. We kept working. I even forgot about my key.

I took a trip to Kigali later on. As I got in my room the first night, as I was unpacking my stuff, I heard a noise. Something fell down. I was wondering what it was. Guess what! It was my lost USB key that fell out of one of my shirt's pocket! It was right there in front of me. I couldn't believe it. I lost my key in Toronto, just to find it in Kigali. All this time it was in one of my shirt's pocket. It was so funny.

Why did I tell this story?

Have you been working very hard on something for a long time and it seems that you are not progressing, or you seem to be stuck and nothing seem to work? Maybe it is time to let go and let God. Release the control to a higher power and you will be amazed how, at the right time, things will fall into place effortlessly and you will be shocked how easy it was.

I know. It is easy said than done. But with practice it will become easier and easier to let go. Try it and you will see. But you will have to completely let go. Don't stick around to see how God is doing it. Just let it go and do something completely different.

I am going to leave you with this poem by Lauretta Burns

Broken Dreams

As children bring their broken toys
With tears for us to mend,
I brought my broken dreams to God
Because He was my friend.

But instead of leaving Him
In peace to work alone,
I hung around and tried to help
With ways that were my own.

At last I snatched them back and cried,
“How can You be so slow?”
“My child, He said, “what could I do?
You never let them go.”




Always a pleasure

Patrick
The Journeyman

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