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jumping at shadows

The morning sunlight hits the long, vertical blinds on the sliding door in our bedroom.  When it does, you can see the shadow of the deck on the blinds.  Every now and then a bird or two will stop for a visit on the top rail of the deck.  One of our cats – the dumb one – will lung at the bird’s shadow, crashing into the door.  Not just once but over and over.

While I admire her for trying, the reality is … she will never catch that bird because she is only jumping at shadows.

When you seek significance or meaning in life outside of bringing glory to God, you will never find it.  Why?  Because you are only jumping at shadows.  You will never catch what you are looking for.

You can do better.  Don’t be that cat.