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What Does “having it all” Mean to You?

When the Cleveland Cav’s won their first playoff series against the Detroit Pistons, Cav’s star LeBron James talked about having great teammates that helped him more than in past years. His version of “having it all” would be a team effort that helps him win an NBA title at least as a basketball player. NFL teams drafted college players this past weekend and filling out their rosters with great players at every position that will bring them a Super Bowl is “having it all” from a football team’s point of view.

Many people have changed their definition of having it all since the economic downturn has hit. Being able to afford to stay in their homes and avoid foreclosure are the standards for many people who have either lost their jobs or seen their benefits chopped in half. Even the phrase “having it all” has some guilt overtones as many of us are thinking we may have gone thru a phase in our life when we thought we had it all just to see it go up in smoke or disappear. Would you say that your idea of what having it all would be today compared to two or three years ago? What has changed?

One of the exercises in the studies that relate to the book Half Time by Bob Buford relate how people change their perspectives in life from striving for success to yearning for significance. It may be that you are going thru that transformation if you find your answers changing on what it means to “have it all”. If you would like to investigate this subject more fully, check out the information available at www.halftime.org and try to find your answers to having it all.

Psalm 17:14-15 (NIV) “O Lord, by your hand save me from such men, from men of this world whose reward is in this life. You still the hunger of those you cherish; their sons have plenty, and they store up wealth for their children. And I—in righteousness I will see your face; when I awake, I will be satisfied with seeing your likeness.”

Monday Morning Message Sent 4/27/09


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