If a dream seems postponed or blocked, then stop and ask yourself: “What deep desire in my heart can I pursue?” One great contribution of the Stoics is the distinction between what is in our control and what isn’t. Granted, Christians will not agree on what the Stoics place in each category. One of the great opportunities in life is to change one’s perspective. Grieve what needs to be grieved. Yet, lift your head and open your eyes to look at what you can do that would be satisfying. You never know. What you put your hands to might end up contributing to an open door down the road.
When this happened to me in the past, I asked the above question. An answer came quickly: “Write!” No matter what door opens or closes, no one can force me to stop writing, posting, publishing, etc.
“But you, Lord, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high” (Psalms 3:3).
Dr. Condrey holds a Bachelor of Arts in both Philosophy and Psychology from the University of Missouri-KC, a Master of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Southern Mississippi, and a Ph.D. in Ethics & Practical Theology from the University of Edinburgh. He is ACSI certified.
Dr. Condrey writes courses and teaches Psychology, Bible, and C.S. Lewis at Enlightium Academy, where he began working in 2016. He has served as a youth, young adult, and small group pastor in the local church, and currently teaches Ethics at the University of Southern Mississippi. He has a book published by Wipf & Stock (Breaking Ground) along with other publications. In his spare time, he enjoys reading and writing, spending time with his family, traveling, trout fishing, family hikes, and drinking coffee! He is passionate about helping young people construct a biblical worldview so that their faith involves both the mind and heart. He has been married since 2009 and has two children.
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