Late at night, I was watching a Steve Jobs autobiography on one of the news programs last week. They said, and I am paraphrasing from memory, "Steve Jobs is a modern-day inventor. We need to realize Thomas Edison invented 3 major products that changed our world. Steve Jobs invented at least 4 major products that changed our world." I was thinking, "What a privilege it is to be living in the same decade with an innovator, inventor, and inspirationalist, such as, Steve Jobs."
One of Steve Jobs' life quotes has been echoing in mind, "Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life... Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.", states Steve Jobs.
Even in our Christian lives, we allow opinions and past voices define who we are. Instead, we need to "have the courage to follow [our] heart and intuition." We need to focus on how God designed us, not how people have defined us. Our close conversations with God will reveal who we truly are. Once we discover our calling, we will understand better what our purpose is in life.
Our time on earth is limited and we only get one. Are you going to waste each day worrying, second-guessing, and coming up with excuses as why you are not ready for the great call God has stamped on your life? As you allow days, weeks, months, and even years go by, you will be missing the blessings that God has for you, because you are "waiting" for the perfect time to do something innovative and inspirational. In a blink of an eye, you will wake up realizing you are too old or too feeble to do what God intended for your life.
There is no greater regret on Earth than to ignore God and His calling on your life. Look back and realize how many people missed out on learning about Jesus Christ and His forgiveness and grace, because you did nothing but doubt and wait.
God has something BIG for your life. Ask Him what it is and He will fill your life with awe and wonder!