As this point…I will just leave these questions for you to ponder and reflect…and I would seriously suggest that you spend part of your time on earth…searching for the answers and truly finding it then believing it with all of your heart…before the end of this futile life.
Now back to our time spent here on earth…the 70+ years as mentioned…
I have lived 38 of them already (yes I am revealing my age) and WOW that means I have at least another 38 years of life to go! Some might say…having another crack at it or a second chance. Go read this wonderful book called HALF TIME by Bob Buford, it speaks and challenges us to look at what we can do in the next half of our lives…splendid!
Would you like a second chance at life? Have you ever thought of going back in time to amend something you said or did or vice versa? Well you have it folks…each one of us (no matter how old we are) can have a second chance…you hold that in your hands. All you have to do is to say YES to whatever it is that might have held you back and you can BEGIN!
But…but…I’m not qualified, not good enough, not young anymore, not that good at speaking/sharing my heart and thoughts, don’t have enough money, don’t have the opportunity, don’t have the skills nor ability, don’t have the desire or heart…and I have a handicap, I have failed, I have been let down, I have been demoralized, I have been shamed, I have not achieved much in life…and the list of disappointments can go on…and on…and on.If all you are feeling and saying is like what we highlighted above…you are truly living a Futile Life!
I watched Oprah the other day and she was sharing about the “BIG GIVE” (a Seed $ Idea for Volunteers who want to Make a Difference Growing that $ Exponentially for the under privileged) and learn 2 Key lessons from it;
- People are the same…all over the world…we are in built with a Heart of Compassion and Purpose
- The Human Spirit knows NO BOUNDS when there is a VISION Driving them Forward
Where is your “heart-beating-for” at this moment? What is your heart saying for you to do? Is there a Vision for your Future (lost somewhere deep within) that is just waiting and yearning to come out?
What or Who is stopping you then?The probable answers could be well…”Others…my Parents…my Wife…my Friends…my Colleagues…my Closest Buddy…my Pastor…my Siblings… STOP!What about YOU? Are YOU stopping yourself from Living the Life you ought to and think you should be?
You might have read of these stats before…but let me vividly take you through them and you can decide where you stand in the midst of all these;
- More than 3.7 billion people in the world live on less than $2 per day
- More than 2.6 billion people—over 40 per cent of the world’s population—do not have basic water sanitation
- 800+ million people go to bed hungry every day…(300 million are children)
- 584 million women are illiterate<
- 114 million children do not get even a basic education<
- Every year 11 million children die—most under the age of 5…(6 million due to completely preventable causes like malaria, diarrhea and pneumonia)
- Every minute, a woman somewhere dies in pregnancy or childbirth
- Every 3.6 seconds another person dies of starvation and the large majority are children under the age of 5
Now if I were one of these…my life would really look Futile don’t you think?
So what do you have…that makes your life futile? An Education, Safe Drinking Water, Medicine, Food (3-5 times a day), Two Hands and Two Legs (and all parts of your body functioning properly), Parents and Family that Love you, Money in your bank account (for a Holiday, Investment, Rainy Day), a Car, possibly own a Property, a Job, Shoes, Clothing, Gadgets and the list goes on and on…plus Internet that is how you are reading this Blog ; )
You have a choice…what will be yours today? To live this life the same…OR for the next X number of years ahead, to choose to begin afresh, anew…TODAY! Truly forgetting what’s behind you…the mistakes, the trials, the issues, the failures…look ahead. Go out…”Smell the flowers while you can”…and get excited on the many Possibilities of your Extraordinary short existence…and to live your life again! Learn to smile and be thankful for the many fortunate blessings you ‘already’ have in your life.
I challenge you to make a pact (with yourself)…to write your “own History”…the Pen is in Your Hands! Live your Dreams with Passion…and use the years ahead of you to leave a Legacy for the next generation to aspire towards.