I sit here, triumphant, as I write these words of English into text of ideas expressed in bite-sized pieces of concepts that people think when they read them. I have just completed the second most rigorous work of my life.
For the past week, I have been devoting 12-hour days to Profiting Much, a condensation of information that literally every Christian under the sun can benefit from perusing.
The days have been rigorous, and my Glitter Pinky Huffers has been the largest moral support to get this work done. I couldn’t have done it without her.
Life Tip: Marry well and you’ll become a great man. Marry poorly and your soul will get sucked out through your wallet.
Now that I’ve effectively leaked the burned-out parts of my brain onto a casserole dish, I shall explain myself.
Two and a half years ago I envisioned the Philosopher Accountant as a repository for all the world’s most relevant knowledge. After I got a few reality checks about the meaning of the word “relevant”, I rebuilt it into a more focused self-help repository for anyone who needs it.
I’ve still got a few kinks to work out with it (which I’m going to tackle tomorrow) but the gist of it is still there for your entertainment, assuming reading raw life tip protein shakes is your style of entertainment.
Investing Tip: With my investment guru accountant experience, the coming month will be the best time to sell those protein shake and designer water short-term stock options. Just a hunch.
However, somewhere in my re-“relevant”-ing existential crisis, there was this strange afterbirth of articles and ideas that I still felt had value. Since I was also a data hoarder at the time, I held onto that information “just in case I needed it for something later”.
Friend Tip: If you have friends who are hoarders, you’ll never get anywhere if you talk about an item’s use. Toenail clippings are still good for…something. Instead, attack their concept of value. Value is hoarding’s throat.
That information was all Christian-related things. To put simply, if you look at all the rules to success, they’re pretty much a matter of understanding how to do certain things and then just doing them. They’re a lot harder to do than talk about. However, as a practicing Christian I felt the inadequacy of anything Christ-centered inside that mountain of data.
Well, “need it for something later” happens, and it came in the form of my Loopy Boopy and me considering long-term missionary work while she was baking a tax deduction. This meant that my data-hoarding was actually useful for something!
Reality Tip: If you think you’re being actually useful, make sure everyone else thinks so too. Apparently my help on alleviating the burden of child-rearing wasn’t helpful…
I can say with boldness that I’ve finished! My brain is still barely working, but with the constant support of my Slipper Hipper, Profiting Much is now a reality!
This timing couldn’t have been better, either! We haven’t talked about it here yet, but we’re going to a missions conference for a whole week next week. This conference is both an opportunity for us to learn about folks who do the Jesus distant lands Gospel sharing thing and also to find folks who really need us to do that Jesus distant lands Gospel sharing thing!
Some old proverb by long-dead people says that coincidence is when God chooses to remain anonymous. One funny coincidence that clearly indicates weird things ahead is how fast we received our passports.
Normally, governments like to process things at the speed of sloth. Some less-than-honorable governments (See: All of them) have the convenience of expedited service, but we decided to not pay the extra fee. A few extra weeks didn’t matter to us.
God decided to send the passports through spiritually expedited service, because “allow 4-6 weeks for delivery” became “wet your pants in excitement after 2 weeks”.
Pro Tip: When wetting your pants, dropping them is a hygienic solution that will also start great conversations at your local coffee shop.
God’s always in control, so if something seems amiss, it’s probably because it is. The paranoia is real. Your suspicions were correct.
They’re all out for you. God is in control.
If you ever notice something coincidental, watch for why it happens. If your budget has a strange surplus of $40, you might need to fix your moped for $40 and God was planning ahead for you, or maybe $40 was a whole month’s rent that one of your church’s families needed.
Who knows, maybe you’ll be the guy you probably heard about who did something that nobody but God saw, and that’s the greatest spiritual gain of all!