By the river Piedra I sat down and wept.
Though I have never read this book by Paulo Coelho, nor will I claim right now to know what it entails, the title caught my eye and made my imagination wider. The title of the book kind of aligns exactly with my thoughts for the day, that our lives have to count for something more than what meets the eyes. I imagine a person sitting down beside a river and weeping for his life, a life that had so many high expectations but with none accomplished. A wasted and desolate life, filled with seeds sown on infertile ground. No, our lives are way more than we think. Each of us has a seed planted inside us by God, waiting to germinate at the set time. Don't ever think for one second that your life amounts to nothing, because it does not.
But what exactly does your life count for? Being alive is not the same thing as the essence of vitality. Vitality is having the "power" to live. I imagine that vitality is more than just waking up in the morning and letting the day happen. Instead, it is the power to have a determination to align one's life in a positive energetic direction, which to me can also be described as being led by the powerful hand of the Master Potter...God. Vitality is not just the power to live, but the power to live well. My life, your life, our lives have to be lived well. Our lives must count for something more.
So what does your life count for? The number of clothes you purchase or the number of jobs you get in a lifetime? The number of plaques of your achievements or the fantastic path of your footsteps climbing up the corporate ladder? What does your life count for? The number of friends you can command or the admirable stares you can gather up your sleeves? What does your life count for? The number of vacations you can take around the world, or the number of promos for first-class tickets you can get your fingers on? No, your life is not just a myopic representation of these great things, although they are very fanciful in definition. As honorable as they seem, your life must count for something greater than these. The only way to understand this enigma is to...
Commit your way to God, trust in Him, and He will bring "it" to pass...(Psalm 37:5)To me, the "it" in this statement represents what my life will count for at the end of the day. To achieve "it," you cannot do it on your own, you need God. He was the one who delicately placed "it" on the inside of you, even before you were formed as a foetus in your mother's womb. He called you by your true name and you answered the call, even before the foundations of the world. He is also the one who will bring "it" to pass at the appointed time.
But if you don't know Him, how will you understand? If you don't know Him, how will He bring it to pass? If you don't know Him, how would you understand that your life counts for something more? But, yes...your life counts for something larger than you can see...something bigger than your imagination. Forget the empty routines of your days and find your "it." Find out what that major thing is that God is ready to bring to pass in your life. I believe that it has already been written about you in the volume of God's book (Psalm 40:7).
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PS: Forgive my previous inconsistent blogging. I, myself am in the works for something bigger than my imagination. I am planning to have more regular updates soon. May God's face continue to shine upon you as you read and learn more about Him...:)