When I was seven or eight, we lived next to a boarded-up school. We took turns rotating the merry-go-round in the playground for our friends. They'd climb on and grab the rails, and we'd run alongside as fast as we could, pushing.
The bigger kids relished the thrill of hanging out beyond the platform to experience maximum G's. The smaller ones were taught to quit crying by slowly working toward the center pole. The closer you got, the more stability you enjoyed.
This is an important principle. The faster your life goes, the more focused you must be on your center if you're to survive and thrive... And what or who is the center of your life? It's not you. It's not your family or career; and it shouldn't be your golf game or favorite sports team. It's must be God.
We often forget or neglect that. Due to the exhilaration of our ride or the sheer panic from its velocity, we hang on for dear life but we never seem to catch our breath. It's time we realign our activities around the security of that "perfect center". It's time we draw closer to Him.
"Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you." (Matthew 6:33)
God first - God centered. That's the only way we as Christians can truly live.
"Man of Influence"