So here we are – at the point where life has brought us. Undoubtedly, there have been positives, negatives, learning’s, mistakes, successes, hopes and dreams. Every step that we have been through has been a necessary, integral part of our journey to bring us to our destiny, to prepare us for something new, and to help us though life.
I myself face raising a beautiful, talented, four year old blessing of a daughter. Of course, she is constantly testing mom and I. From time to time, this raises questions within me, brings me to various points of introspection, questioning of my approach, and the overall meaning of why God has given her to us.
Lately, I’ve been overwhelmed with the thought “the folly of.” The Bible says that it “pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.” Okay – I do not intend to impose my beliefs on you. Let’s relax. But it does strike me that the uppermost purpose for living, the act of belief in your God (or higher being, whoever He may be) is associated so directly with foolishness. Is this perhaps God’s humble way to move man – with his sometimes loftiness to move towards considering the state and end his fallible, earthly existence and consider the “beyond?”
We received news this morning of a family struck with grief by passing away of their dad, Wayne. For the last two or three years, he fought with cancer and has now graciously been called away from his suffering. I met him once only – seemed a really likeable and jovial chap. I liked him. The news of his passing away has taken my mind to what is humanly the most important thing. That is significance.
I won’t claim to have any answers, or any advice, or any 5 step plan to ensure that you are the best that you can be, and that you leave everything in a better state than you find it, or that you ensure that you reach your potential by changing the world, being kind to yourself and your family. I’ll simply say this… there’s beauty in each of us, and blesses are those who discovery this, learn from it, use it and become significant.
So I want to make it my life’s sole purpose to teach our little girl optimism and love and beauty, because in the end, that what I want her to remember me for.