There is always a reason we do the things we do. There are as many reasons as there are people. Motivations for our decisions and actions are as varied as we are. But what makes one reason right and the other wrong?
The task may be menial,
and seem unimportant.
The gesture may be trivial
Provided it is done in love,
It’s the wisest investment;
Based on the greatest commandment –
Birth in us from above.
Today, whoever you are, or aspire to be, let love form your character; Everyday, whatever you do, let love be your motive; wherever you are or plan to go, let love chart your course. Always.
Love will cause you to make unpopular choices. Yes, difficult choices. Nevertheless, let love distinguish you.
Love is the difference maker.
What are some motivations for the decisions we make everyday? Please share.
How do you see yourself? For those who believe in God, as clay is to a potter, so a person’s life is to God.
How you see yourself informs your outlook on life. Your choices, passions, efforts and energies, investments and commitments are all hinged on your perspective of you.
Zig Ziglar rightly said, “You cannot perform in a manner inconsistent with the way you see yourself.” A lump of clay, will not refuse to submit to the transforming hands of the Potter who is shaping it.
The following piece lets you in on how I see myself. My earnest prayer and lifelong desire is expressed in this poem.
I acknowledge today.
I am, an ordinary lump of clay.
Take me in your hands, I pray,
For there I’m willing to stay,
or sin my life will slay.
Mould me everyday.
Help keep sin at bay,
Because my life it will fray.
No longer do I want to stray,
doing what I may.
Your grace on me do spray.
For I long to live your way,
And be fulfilled when am gray.
So when I die someday,
I won’t be a castaway.
The perspective of life as a lump of clay in the hands of the Potter may seem stifling. Ironically, that is where you will find release to reach your full potential. True freedom lies in the hands of the Potter.
How do you see yourself?
It goes round, and comes around.
Our days are fleeting and by time, bound.
Every moment can be filled with meaning,
When every gesture and hustle, simple or significant, is,
A strive to be better, for oneself and others;;
A strive to bless, one and all.
Yet these efforts
Are only truly meaningful
When it is offered by a life
That is transparent and authentic –
Constant, in private or public.
Time goes round, my birthday comes around.
My days are fleeting, so to authentic living I am bound.
The above is an expression of the life I am striving to live. An authentic and meaningful life, that is unselfish and people-centered,
God helping me.
This, I believe, is what living right is all about.
What kind of life you will you like to live? Kindly describe.