Sunday, September 21, 2014

The Paper

We each have a blank paper on which to write our lives.
Many times people comes into our lives to help us write what is to be.
Spouses, place their hand gently over ours, or we over theirs, writing gently with fingers enter twined, writing as if only one hand writing.

Children come and take the pen from our hands as we chase after them.  Children's impact on our lives cause the pen to write so fast we hardly know what was written. 

Take a sheet of paper and begin to write your name.   Write your name over and over again. Write your name 50, 100 times..

How quickly did it take to get boring?  Five names, or 10, more?
The point is, writing your life as if it is all about is a very boring exercise.

We all have selfish people in our lives that it is “all about them.”  Don’t they seem to be chasing something they can never catch? 

Now take a sheet of paper and write the names of those whom have made a difference (bad or good) in your life.  As you write their name, think about them, and what they have meant to you and what you would wish for them. (Also, may be bad or good...)

Now, no matter where this exercise took you, you've got to admit, it wasn't boring.   
You may have even got some insight to a person, or yourself and how a situation could have gone better, or worse.

The point is, when we write our lives “all about us”, it’s pretty boring.
But when we write our lives for others, we learn and we grow. 

But who gives us the paper and the ink?  God of course.

God owns the paper and the pen of our lives and one day our pen will be out of ink and we will be asked to turn in our paper.

Who’s name will be on your paper?

A paper with just our name on it alone is pretty boring, even to God. 

Don’t bore God, pour your 'ink' out for others.

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