MIDE’s DIARY: Day 2 of 30
Wednesday 20th May
I wanna leave my footprints on the sands of time
Know there was something that, meant something that I left behind
When I leave this world, I’ll leave no regrets
Leave something to remember, so they won’t forget
I was here
I lived, I loved
I was here
I did, I’ve done everything that I wanted
And it was more than I thought it would be
I will leave my mark so everyone will know
I was here
The above verses are the first verse and chorus of Beyonce’s song ‘I was here‘. Heard it for the first time just a few days back. And the lyrics plus Beyonce’s beautiful voice struck me.
Yeah, Beyonce. I don’t really listen to her songs but the lyrics of this track got to me and I thought ‘Why not download it & listen closely?‘
And I did.
After several replays of the song, I came to one conclusion;
Our purpose for living an impactful life here on earth shouldn’t just be to leave a mark in the sands of time or to live in such a way as to ensure the world remembered we lived. No. Our real purpose for living an impactful life on earth should be to bring God glory. We should be more interested in living our lives in such a way as to please God and bring others to him than we are in gaining the praises and accolades of men.
Acts 13:47 (TLB)
“For this is as the Lord commanded when he said, ‘I have made you a light to the Gentiles, to lead them from the farthest corners of the earth to my salvation.”
Meditated for about 15mins on this scripture and two words stood out in my spirit- light & lead.
1. Light: Just like light enables us to see clearly, so also, as God’s children we’ve been ordained and empowered to live such lives here on earth that will cause people to see and know without a doubt that God exists. But not only that He exists, but also that He reigns supreme over all people & all things.
So if as a child of God, your life doesn’t put people in awe of God, you’re not living by design. Kapish
2. Lead: God has made us light to unbelievers but we’re not only to speak, we’re to lead BY EXAMPLE. Like someone ones said, what we do speaks so loudly that others don’t really hear what we say. As God’s children & His ambassadors in the earth, you and I have been made lights that both show and lead.
Bae hasn’t called since the close of work….wonder why. Oh purleez execu-uze me😊 My phone’s ringing. It’s him☺️☺️☺️☺️🙈
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