I’ve always found it quite amusing when people classify the whole of society into just two groups. You must have heard them say:
“There are thinkers and doers’
“You’ve either got brains and beauty”
“There are leaders and followers”
They sound quite catchy as slogans but what do they actually mean in the tangible sense? Can’t people that think also follow their thoughts through with actions? Are the prettiest people in the world the least intelligent? Even leaders are following someone! These ‘observations’ reveal their irrelevance one you try and see where you fit in. You try and compare your intelligence to your appearance and end up stumped. You wonder who in their right mind would ever classify themselves as a follower. I’m not even going to bother with the first one because it’s so abstract and nothingy it can’t really be trying to make a claim about real people in the world.
So why do we do it?
Apart from the people just trying to appear to have deep philosophical thoughts, I reckon it’s because we see something in others that we don’t quite see in ourselves and assume others must share this divide. Last Thursday was my moment. I went to watch the premier Handle with Care and alongside being thoroughly impressed, I watched the credits roll thinking ‘wow, some people are pursuing their passions’.
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. (Jeremiah 29:11 NKJV)
God has done pretty amazing things in store for us, but it’s pretty much down to us whether we run towards our destinies
So leaving the wishy washy life observations aside, let me give you some philosophy 101. You have premises and all those premises need to add up to the conclusion.
We all have a purpose
It is impossible to die both having completely fulfilled your purpose and having not fulfilled it
Some people will die fulfilled and others will not.
I don’t about you but I intend to strive after everything God has for me.
ThankYou Lord for giving me things to hope for.