2018. március 12., hétfő

"For Therefore Was I Sent"

"And when it was day, he came out and went into a desert place: and the multitudes sought after him, and came unto him, and would have stayed him, that he should not go from them. But he said unto them, I must preach the good tidings of the kingdom of God to the other cities also: for therefore was I sent."

Luke 4:42, 43

American Standard Version

Not only in this day and age but, according to the Bible, since the dawn of time, distractions are present in human life. 

Distractions can take many forms and shapes. 
Other people who are hellbent on diverting our attention and energy just to push their agenda and interest. 
Food (Hi, I'm Stella and I'm a chocaholic) that we indulge in and soon some excess fatty here and there crops up on our body. 
Entertainment that we enjoy but eventually these events keep us from really getting to know ourselves and concentrating on our goals. 
Debts that we pile up because of our desire to show off bigger cars and homes and travels that we can afford. 

You name it, you can continue the list as long as you wish. 

The true blessing is in the laser focus you have when you know what you are on this earth for.
There are some of us who truly know what they are here for at an early age.  

The world is changing. We live longer and we stay healthy longer.
It means that there are more and more of us who start to bloom, live our life to the fullest, focus on our true calling well over our forties. 

This is the first time in the history of humankind when this happens to crowds of people. 
It is still a relatively rare phenomenon but it is growing as a social trend and it is here and here to stay.
In the past there was Ray Kroc, founder of McDonald's who started his true career at the age of 52. Before that he was a 'simple' salesman. Or Colonel Sanders who founded KFC when he was 62.
These were rare instances. Not any more.

Today it is becoming more and more of a societal change. A demographic trend.

It doesn't matter when we realize what our true calling is. As Steve Jobs said in the best motivational speech ever, in his Stanford commencement speech: "If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it." 
The important thing is that when you have found it, focus on it.

That focus will give you strength to fulfill your destiny.


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