Dear Customers and Friends:
Just to mix it up, I recently asked our team at Syfan Logistics to suggest future topics for our monthly Faith Over Fear messages.
Tyson Goeman, our Vice President of Business Development, went a step further. He not only came up with a great idea, he also put his thoughts to paper for this month’s message. Enjoy…
Advice to My Future Self
Proverbs 16:9 states, “In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps.”
Before graduating from college, I was encouraged to write a letter to my future self by a professor. The purpose of the exercise was to remind myself five to 10 years down the road about my original goals and ambitions, whether they were still important, how they might have changed, and if I had accomplished any of them.
Admittedly I never wrote that letter. In wishing that I had, I’ve since reflected on what I would say today. It broke down like this:
1. God’s perfect timing is more powerful than anything you think you have planned. Give control to God first thing every day.
2. Work on relationships with your family. This is important. Remember your family isn’t just those related by blood.
3. Don’t worry about the things that can go wrong. Think about what could go right.
4. Show up. Action creates motion. There is no action if you aren’t present. Things don’t change without motion.
5. Work hard. There are many things you can’t control, but you can control this.
So, if you wrote a letter to your future self, what would you say?
With every year that passes, it feels like the world becomes more entrenched in chaos, but ultimately, we can’t lose sight that it’s part of God’s perfect timing. This understanding is the very staple of putting Faith over Fear – and something we all should take comfort in. I would encourage you to start there as you think about advice to your future self.
Thank you, Tyson. Your letter may be a few years late, but I’m sure your college professor would be proud!
Blessed to be a Blessing,
President, Syfan Logistics
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13