When you are young, you feel immortal. Nothing can hold you down! I am destined for greatness! I have everything that I need! I will become the soaring eagle. After all, I'm doing all of these not for myself, but for the glory of the Lord. So that when people see how great I am, He will be glorified.
You always encourage yourself. Push yourself to the limit. Because, hey, you will become the next Bill Gates/Mother Teresa/Gandhi etc, right? You know it, the Lord told you so just like He told Abraham. You have vision & mission & surely the Lord approve them.
Sadly, most of the people living today regard themselves as such. They refuse to be ordinary, mediocre & unknown. As time goes by, what do you know: very-very-very few people can be Bill Gates, Mother Teresa & Gandhi who receive all the attention. Where are the others?
Huh. They're just not trying hard enough. Scram it.
I won't say that this ambitious mindset is wrong. I can't judge anyone, I shouldn't judge anyone. I'm nothing, none, just a human being passing and contemplating on life, gaining all kind of understanding based on experiences given. Two small eyes, bit slanted, not even 20/20. That's how poor I can clearly see your lovely intention.
One thing for sure though. You are given talents from God. You have to make use of it, laziness isn't an excuse, it's a sin. The point is: People think in science-term - if you put such and such works, you will get such and such results. I hardly believe that. I believe more in separating the works from the results.
When you work, you will glorify God no matter what the result will be. Sometimes it is good, another time it is disastrous. When that happened, you don't have to worry so much, because deep inside you know you have done your best.
So now, back to "greatness". Have I define what is greatness? How sure are you that you have separated your ego of wanting to be praised & just simply do it because it is right?
a0z0ra @ 11:17 PM  |