Crucial: (adj) extremely important
I’m not sure I am qualified to determine what is crucial in my life.
I know each one of us relishes our independence and being free of interference from others.
But there are times when I live too close to my own skin to be objective about my person.
Why? Because sometimes I want to be comfortable instead of motivated. Other times I want to be busy instead of resting—because I fear that my brain will talk to me too much if I’m sitting still.
And there’s a constant seepage of my childhood training dribbling into my contemporary brain, often creating conflict—because after all, my parents, who taught me that childhood curriculum, did not have all the information we have today.
Am I prepared to make a crucial decision about my own life?
I certainly don’t want to turn it over to chance.
I am fed up with those who suggest that prayer is when we release our burdens to the Almighty. Every time I give something over to God, it comes back, “Return to Sender.”
I know I’m supposed to be responsible for my own life.
But can I really be responsible for the truth that would make my life more valuable?
I wish I had a little warning tag attached to my wrist, reading: “If you find this human being and he seems a bit baffled, take him to a safe place and talk nice to him until he regains his senses.”
Yeah, that’s a pretty good idea.
What is crucial?
What is extremely important?
I guess what’s extremely important is realizing that I am not often qualified to actually know what is extremely important.