The Formula That Will Get You There

The Formula That Will Get You There

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I spent most of my twenties looking for the formula.

You know, the formula that got those people to where I wanted to be.

I went and got educated. But after I got the bachelor’s degree I still didn’t have what those other people had. Academia told me it was because I needed a master’s degree. So I got that too.

But alas, those other guys still had it and I didn’t.

So I read tons of books and followed their fool-proof formulas.

Nada.

I still didn’t have what those other guys had.

Somewhere around my thirties I started getting depressed. I gave up. I figured it was too late.

It was amazing how much better I felt once I gave up all hope. (smile) That malaise led me to this conclusion:

There is no formula.

Every person must forge his or her own path.

Sure, there are some principles that, if followed, can make life easier. But getting to where that other guy is. No. I’ll never get there. Because that is someone else’s path.

Don’t evaluate your life based on someone else’s journey. It leads to frustration and disappointment.

You and only you can hear from God regarding how to live your life. Listen to advice, but remember:

There is no formula.

Seek God. Then obey. He has a unique plan for you.

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. Matt. 6:33