Fear of obscurity

She went out socially with him, but without enthusiasm, devoured already by that external inertia which comes to live with each of using day and stays with is to the end.

– F. Scott Fitzgerald The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

We are so busy telling God where we would like to go. Yet the man or woman who is ready for God and His work is the one who receives the prize when the summons comes. We wait with the idea that some great opportunity or something sensational will come our way, and when it does come we are quick to cry out, ‘Here I am.” Whenever we sense that Jesus Christ is rising up to take authority over some great task, we are there, but we are not ready for some obscure duty.

– Oswald Chambers My Utmost for His Highest

If Oprah can leave and the world still spins, I honestly think it will survive me.

– Jon Stewart: why I quit The Daily Show The Guardian


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