My friend Sean posted this Facebook status today:
We were all given a gift. Every person born has one. At a young age, growing up is about finding out what that gift is. When you find out your gift, you use it to serve and inspire others. Improve upon that gift until your heart stops. Or, if you’re religious, serve the one you worship and serve others so that they can work through you to make a change on perhaps a bigger scale.
Where things go awry:
Unfortunately, since everyone has different living situations and experiences, some find out their gift later than others and some never discover their gift. Some even actively stop seeking. Some completely let it go.
We also live in a society where we operate on money, and put joy into material things, (the right job, the right “life”) so we try and find a way to use our gifts to help ourselves. We create a false idea that “Once I have this” “Once I’m doing this” I’ll be happy. Then make false promises about helping others when we have ourselves completely together.
But life is a journey and you keep walking until you die. You’ll always find a reason NOT to give, NOT to serve. But contrary to what the world will make you think…you actually have enough. You always have had enough.
It’s why “Man in the Mirror” is so powerful. The best way to make change is to constantly improve upon yourself and your gifts. Never be content with “I’m this way. That’s just who I am.”
We’ve created a false pretense that it’s ok to be flawed because everybody is, but now it’s starting to become an excuse to not further ourselves into being better people for ourselves and each other. It gives us a reason to be selfish when we were meant to give to each other.
Some powerful stuff to consider – happy Monday!
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