We are born pure. Then our lot in life contaminates us. Our parents, environment, experiences, friends, family, communities, and cultures introduce impurities into our being. These impurities prevent us from seeing our life’s purpose. They distort our vision. If not dealt with, we never become the person we were intended to be.
All the fires we go through, i.e. tests, trials, pain, bad things we do and that happen to us, serve to purify us back to our original state. As with precious metals, when we are subject to high heat, impurities are released and what’s left is 100% pure.
The key, however, is to let the fire serve in this manner. The alternative is to let it destroy us. It’s our choice.
You can not control what fires you’re subject to. They are a product of the world in which we live. People hurt people. Bad things happen.
However, you can control how you handle them. Let them refine your character for the good. Don’t become bitter, vengeful, hateful, envious, jealous or proud. Rather, aim to possess the qualities of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness gentleness, faithfulness and self-control.
Remember this word. It will give you the ability to do it … Fordriven™.
Here’s what it means:
- Everyone needs to be forgiven. Forgive yourself. Learn from your mistakes.
- Everyone needs to forgive. Forgive others. Let it go. Don’t let the offense control you. Rather, let it refine you.
- Everyone needs to drive forward. The past is in the rear view mirror. It can not be altered. The future is a blank canvas awaiting your masterpiece.
Everyone needs to be fordriven. Everyone needs to live a fordriven life.