Doing Great Things

Copyright © 2001
by Tim Roach


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I was just thinking about the frustrations we all go though when trying to decide what to do with our lives. Or as we get older feeling like we have accomplished nothing of any importance.

I suppose most every person in the world, has been told from the time we were very small, either directly or indirectly, that we can and should do great things with our lives. And given examples of a very small percentage of people that got a lot of attention.

But what no one talks about are all the people that did very many simple or even commonplace things that changed the planet. Everyone knows about Gandhi, Einstein, or Mother Teresa. However in each of those people's lives there were many, many unknown others that helped each to become what they were. Parents, instructors, friends, even people on the street that each just happen to bump into. Every individual each of these famous people met in some way helped to shape the person each would become.

This leads to the question. Are the things the parents, instructors, the friends, or even the strangers did to affect the life's of those people any less important? Personally I do not think so. For without the people that influenced their lives (both positively and negatively) it is very likely that none would have become the people that they were.

While the history books might never record any of our names, what each of us does is no less important in shaping the world. For from the humblest of beginnings by people that no one will ever know many of the ideas that change the world begin their journey.

All we can do is do what we know in our soul is right. Not our head for those rules tend to be the rules of man and not always right. Not our heart for the heart can be tricked into making mistakes. But our soul for if we listen to it and our Creator, the things we accomplish will always be far greater than we might realize.



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