I don’t think I will ever be a pro basketball player, I may have a bit of height and try to copy all of Michael Jordan’s signature moves but that doesn’t mean I will be as good as Mike.
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I want to do something memorable in my lifetime.
Which, I think, is an honourable goal. Why waste my life? Why shouldn’t I strive to do something remarkable? Wanting your name in the history books is a common goal, and yet very few of us achieve it.
But is it really that important that people remember who you were?
The Bible is full of missing information, curious omissions that intrigue and frustrate in equal measure. Such as; who wrote the book of Hebrews? Who established the early church in Rome?
Many people assume that Paul was responsible for the early church in Italy’s capital city purely because he literally wrote the book of Romans.
But he tells them “One of the things I always pray for is the opportunity, God willing, to come at last to see you”, Romans 1 v 10. Clearly Paul hadn’t been to Rome before.
So who were these early Roman church planters? We don’t know their names. But they founded one of the most important churches in history. Even if their names don’t, the legacy of what they did lives on.
Does it really matter if people don’t remember my name? I guess not.
I am convinced that as long as I am desperate for more of God, and seek His will for my life, that I will be instrumental in bringing about Kingdom change on earth. Who cares if my name is lost in human records – my life is dedicated to bringing Jesus glory and fame, not me!
In Isaiah 44 v 21 God assures us that “I, the Lord, made you, and I will not forget you.”
God Almighty knows my name. And he remembers me.
I think that’ll suffice, don’t you?
I overheard an American business man yelling at a station porter this morning as I was queuing to buy my rail ticket.
The nature of his complaint was regarding the secondary entrance to the station and it’s two ticket machines. Two machines not being enough.
As the complaint gathered momentum, he finished with this comment; ”it’s third world”.
No sir, it isn’t. It just isn’t.
“Anyone who claims to know all the answers doesn’t really know very much.
But the person who loves God is the one whom God recognizes.”
1 Corinthians 8 v 2
I like to know stuff. I like to be presented with all the options, with all their variables. Then once I’ve made my decision, that’s it, time to move on to the next thing.