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We have some good friends that have recently decided to pursue an job opportunity far from Austin. It is a great, great opportunity for them but we are so sad to see them go. They will be missed dearly.
When they were trying to decide whether or not to take it they told me that usually they know the right decision to make is the more uncomfortable one. I believe that statement holds so much wisdom.
It reminded me of a prayer that I wrote in my journal years ago…
Prayer of Sir Francis Drake:
Disturb us, Lord, when We are too well pleased with ourselves,
When our dreams have come true
Because we have dreamed too little,
When we arrived safely
Because we sailed too close to the shore.
Disturb us, Lord, when
With the abundance of things we possess
We have lost our thirst
For the waters of life;
Having fallen in love with life,
We have ceased to dream of eternity
And in our efforts to build a new earth,
We have allowed our vision
Of the new Heaven to dim.
Disturb us, Lord, to dare more boldly,
To venture on wider seas
Where storms will show your mastery;
Where losing sight of land,
We shall find the stars.
We ask You to push back
The horizons of our hopes;
And to push into the future
In strength, courage, hope, and love.