Life is a gift and it is given for a purpose. You are given the gift of life to impact another life. If all you are living for is to acquire wealth and compete with the Joneses, then you are wasting away life. If all you are striving for is to be comfortable in life without making another person comfortable, then you are not fulfilling the purpose of life.
You need to understand that your life is beyond you. There are destinies attached to your destiny. There are people whose lives can be made better by your words, deeds, ideas and establishments. The greatness of a man is not in his wealth but in the number of lives he is able to touch. Great people focus on impacting lives, while small people focus on enjoying life.
As the world mourns Mohammed Ali (regarded as the greatest), maybe you are wondering why everyone, regardless of race or creed or religion, is talking about Ali. It is because beyond the fame of boxing Ali touched lives. He stood for the blacks. He was a social activist. He spent his life for a purpose outside the ring. What will be said about you when you die? How many people will do everything to be by your graveside when you are gone?
Are you touching lives or just enjoying life? Who are you impacting? Jesus said in Luke 4:18, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, to preach the acceptable year of the Lord.” Herein lies the purpose of every man and it doesn’t have to be on the pulpit.
So, who are you impacting?
God bless us all.
Good morning Africa!
Good morning Nigeria!
RIP Mohammed Ali
RIP Stephen Keshi