A Bit of What I Wish I Knew When I Was 27

So Relevant Magazine started a conversation:  “If you’re one of those people who feels God calling you, one of the smartest things you can do is learn from the wisdom of those a little further down the road.

We asked some of the most creative, innovative and odds-defying people we know, “What do you wish you knew when you were 27?” ~Relevant Magazine

So — when Relevant knocked on the farm door here and asked me for a just few lines, I was thinking I wish I’d known this at 27:

Hey, younger you, you at 27, you doing hard things, you pouring it out? You in the midst of things?

The size of your ministry isn’t proof of the success of your ministry.

The very Son of God had a ministry to 12.

And one of them abandoned Him.

Forget the numbers in your work and focus on the net value.

The Internet age may try to sell you something different — but don’t ever forget that viral is closely associated with sickness.

Ultimately, what seems like futile work that’s taking an eternity today —  is exactly what may make the most difference in eternity.

And whatever you do, make it a regular practice to retreat to the “back side of the wilderness.”

Because when you do not need to be seen or heard— you can see and hear in desperately needed ways.


Need some serious encouragement? Check the amazing advice & words from the other Brave Travellers over at Relevant Magazine: What I Wish I Knew When I was 27