How would Stephen Covey respond to this?: "After sanctification it is difficult to state what your aim in life is..." So wrote Oswald Chambers in yesterday's (November 10) reading in My Utmost for His Highest. He continued, "If you seek great things for yourself--God has called me for this and that; you are putting a barrier to God's use of you. As long as you have a personal interest in your own character, or any set ambition, you cannot get through into identification with God's interests. You can only get there by losing for ever any idea of yourself and by letting God take you right out into His purpose for the world..."
Which brings me back to my initial question, how would Stephen Covey (Seven Habits of Highly Effective People) respond to Chambers' words? Or Laurie Beth Jones (The Path)? Both are celebrated gurus of the fairly specific personal mission statement.... I'm also wondering where the balance is between using a realistic assessment of oneself and one's abilities and interests as a marker for future direction and being completely neutral and open to any of 360° of directional changes at any particular moment according to as the Spirit leads?.....What do you think? Any reactions to Chambers' words or my wonderings?