Henry David Thoreau said, “Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them.”
Do you have a “song” that is meant to be sung? You bet.
Over the past several months I’ve had the opportunity to attend memorial services of some dear saints of God. At many, remembering the person includes songs reflecting the lives and values of those who have departed. It’s caused me to ponder, at the end of my life, what song will my life have sung? What tune will my life with God have performed in the world?
As Earth’s inhabitants, we are here for a limited number of years. For some of us, 2014 is the beginning (like our new granddaughter), and for others, it may be the end of their earthly days. All others fall somewhere in between. Whether we like it or not, we were created with an expiration date.
Are you being used as you were designed?
Psalm 139:14 tells us that we are “fearfully and wonderfully made” (NIV). Our lives are not desperate, but we have a purpose––a song to sing––which must not remain in us!
God has given His people purpose. Have you ever had a teacher, coach, or boss see something good in you that you didn’t even see in yourself? How the affirmation increases our confidence in ourselves and love for the coach! As we grow in our relationship with God, we learn that He sees potential in us and our fondness for Him grows.
Where do you look to discover more about your design, your “song” and how you might reflect the goodness of God in your life?