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Here is the Daily Dose for Monday, July 27, 2020.
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Colossians 3:15
It has been said that Michael Jeffery Jordan is the single most competitive person on the planet. His teammates can tell stories about how MJ wanted to win at everything. He wanted to win scrimmages in practice. He wanted to win the hands of poker on the team flight. He would even compete with members of the stadium staff to see who could bounce a quarter off the wall and have it land closest to the wall. Every day of his life, MJ got up, decided that he was going to win and competed to do so. Then one day it happened, he retired. After years of professional and personal competition, Michael Jordan hung up his sneakers and called it a basketball career.
Michael took a job in basketball operations with the Washington Wizards and lived happily ever after coaching and developing basketball talent. Actually, that is not what happened at all. Within a year or two, Michael came out of retirement and continued to play basketball for another few years because he couldn’t let go of the need to compete. Competition was ruling his life. I can imagine that during his “retirement,” he would lay awake at night wanting to compete so badly that he was driven to come back and do it some more.
Friends, all of us are driven by something. For some it is competition, for others it is money. Everybody has something. The problem is those types of drives will never leave you satisfied. You will always want more, never have enough, and continually be driven by what you desire. There is only one thing that you can be driven by that will give you satisfaction, peace. When you are driven by peace, you learn when to say when, how to step back, and you can find contentment in any circumstance. Friends, we were not made to be on a constant quest for things. We were made to be in a continuous state of peace. So take some time every day to get away from what is driving you and find some peace. One day, all of the driving and chasing will be done, and you are going to need to know how to have some peace.