As I was watching a graduation speech by Steve Jobs, I realized things in my life.
Connectedness is what we both share.
We both have faith in the links between all things. We believe there are few coincidences and that almost every event has a reason. Eventually I realized, I want to help others find meaning in the uncertainties and turbulence in their life. I want to help others find hope.
That he too had the same struggle and storm that I had.
We both were fired from the company that we owned. But that did not stop him from still continuing his passion. And that is the very same thing that is happening to me. The love and the loss that entered in my life right now is what keeps me going and burning. I will still create. I will create. And I will continue to create no matter what. As I am also an Activator. That part of me being an activator that can make things happen by turning thoughts into action. Put plans in motion. Make decision happen.
Eventually, Steve Jobs talked about death.
The very same situation that I am walking in day by day. The thought of everyone will die. It’s just that all have their own type of event on how they will die. I know one of my many ways that I might die, but that won’t stop me from living, appreciating life more and more every day. Doing my best to leave a legacy once the time, and I know it will come, that I am no longer here on the face of the earth.
But what inspires me and drives me is that amidst death, I know I was able to bless lives. I was able to live. And only not for myself, but for the reason that I also gave life to others. To inspire them, to touch their hearts, to move their soul. For my life will never be a waste, just the thought of even to touch just one soul, that is enough, that matters.
Stay hungry and stay foolish.
These are the words Steve Jobs quoted written at the farewell print from a publishing company that he read back then. I never understood the meaning of this until now. And more than understanding, I am able to appreciate it now more than ever.
Stay hungry. Stay foolish. Continue to learn. Never stop learning. Life is a life-long lesson. Teaching you every day and every moment of your life. Never stop and never settle. And as a Learner, I continue to have a great desire to learn and the want to continuously improve. In particular, I excite myself in the process of learning, rather than the outcome. Because in the end, what matters was the journey.
We all know the ending, it may be good and it may be bad. But the most important part is the story, the struggle, the battle, the journey, the ups and downs of your life, because in those stories, you will be able to inspire others who are facing the same struggles you went thru, and give a sneak peek and preview on whatever pain others may be facing in the future. But the thing that you are able to touch their lives with your journey, that matters. That would make a difference. And as long as you feel and sense that your story is still giving you bad scenarios, harsh scripts, and depressing situations, don’t be discouraged. For the Lord has greater plans for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
– Jeremiah 29: 11
We all are promised with a happy ending. If it is not yet happy, then it is not yet the end.
+ Lord, God, thank You for all the events that happened in my life.
Thank You for preparing me for today as You have been continuously moving in my life since the very first day I was conceived. That You for all the life experiences that I went through. I may not understand them before, but now Your glorious plans are unfolding. I may not understand things now, but I know Lord, You are preparing me for far greater things than I can imagine. Lord, use me, use my skills and talents, life and loss, my smiles and tears to touch others’ lives. Use all of me oh Lord as Your instrument to draw more souls closer to You Lord. Just like Jesus, Your Son, who brought us all closer to You oh Lord. I want to be like Jesus oh Lord, I want to be Jesus to others, Lord. Help me Lord. I know I am weak and I can’t do this alone. Be my strength, be my guide. Lord, I surrender everything to You oh Lord. To fulfill Your promises and plans for me oh Lord.
This all I ask, in Jesus name.
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