Friday, October 07, 2011

Your contribution to the world

 "Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life."
- Steve Jobs 1955-2011
So Steve Jobs passed away this week and lots of people are talking about it, of course.  He was a remarkable man who changed our world forever.  
Just a few hours after his death I found the above quote and started thinking about it.  A lot of people have wrestled with this, including myself.  Believe it or not, I lived quite a number of years of my life doing what other people wanted me to do versus what I'm called to do, or long to do.  There are various reasons for this, but that is neither here nor there.  The point is, I understand.
The reasons we continue doing what we're not meant to do are so varied -- finances, cultural expectations, relationships and more. 
When people like Steve Jobs who have achieved so much pass away, it gives us pause to think about our own contribution(s) to the world. 
I know what I want my greatest contribution to be. More importantly, I believe I know what God wants it to be.
I'm not there yet, but I'm on my way.  I hope you are too. 
Just like the world needed Steve Jobs, the world needs you.  
The world needs me.  
Doing what we're supposed to be doing.

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