Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.
Did you catch the first two sentences? No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. WOW! The sad part to me is that I think he is right on based on many conversations I’ve had. I have heard several sermons and many class discussions and plenty of conversations about how wonderful heaven will be but so many people don’t want to go. What will happen to this? Who will take care of that? What about the kids? These conversations go on like we have all the control over all these factors and we have the best plan and it sure makes it seem that when some talk about the almighty power of God they must not believe it.
Jobs missed the mark on me. I want to go to heaven and I’m ready to go NOW. I trust that God will take care of my kids in ways I never will. I trust that God will make a path for things to work how he, the creator and author of life, knows is best. That path might be that I don’t get to go to heaven anytime soon, that he has plans for me here in this dark place. So be it. I simply ask that he open my eyes, my mind and my heart to what he has in store for me. If that’s to claim my reward, let’s get rolling. If it’s to stay here and be the hands and feet of Jesus for another day, I will trust him.
Grace and peace to you.