What’s my reason for being?
It’s another form of the age old question. “Why am I here?” And I think it’s more than mildly ironic how logic is so coveted in a world filled with feelers. Because if whatever is right in your own mind is right, then there might not be a reason for being. You might just be happy, little cosmic accident. But if you’re NOT the ultimate source for what’s right, then that’s a thought from a different rainbow.
By the way, your reason for being is exactly the same as mine.
But before I tell you (for those of you who don’t already know the answer), I’d like to say, up front, your future is NOT set in stone. And it’s not written in God’s handwriting on a spiritual tablet of time.
And that’s good news and bad news.
It’s good news because it means you get to choose your actions each day of your life. And you get to see where those actions will take you. But it’s bad news because it means you get to choose your actions each day of your life. And if you’re gonna make bad choices. And your choices are gonna lead to bad things happening.
But don’t worry. It’s not like that has to be how it goes ALL the time. Remember, I said your future is NOT set in stone. And no one’s keeping score. There’s no scorecard that shows how many bad choices versus good choices you made.
Unless there IS a scorecard on you. And if there is, how do you think your life’s scorecard adds up? Mostly good? Mostly bad? Do you even have a clue? And does it even matter to you?
Well, let me throw another log on this fire.
What if there was only one bad mark on your scorecard? And what if you discovered, when you died, that you’d spend eternity in torment for that one bad mark? On top of that, what if you discovered that other people who had a lot more bad marks on their scorecards were nowhere to be found in that place of torment?
And here’s one more fly in the ointment. What if you found out people with only one GOOD mark on their scorecards would never have to enter that place of torment? Talk about unfair!
So, what’s going on here? Why am I talking about all this torment stuff when it wasn’t even the original question?
Because, your reason for being includes only one key ingredient. And you put that ingredient in three places. And it’s summed up like this. Love your Creator. And. Love your neighbor as yourself.
If you can’t do that, then your reason for being
Doesn’t matter, so keep sliding down the road.
But one day you’ll see what others are seeing
And they’ll be free, but you will pay for your load.
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