What if I told you that you have something in you that is stronger than anything this world can produce? Would you believe me?
Something greater than anything life could throw at you. Something that you’ve had since you were conceived. Something that has been attempting to grow since you were born. When you were in your mother’s womb, it was planted in your heart just as a seed is planted in fertile soil.
It’s a spirit on record for making the following statements:
- ”Look out for one another’s interests, not just your own.”
- “When my thoughts were bitter, and my feelings were hurt, I was as stupid as an animal.”
- ”A person’s wisdom yield’s patience; it is to one’s glory to overlook an offense.”
- “We must bear the ‘burden’ of being considerate of the doubts and fears of others … Let’s please the other fellow, not ourselves, and do what is for his good.”
Yes, you have a spirit in you that’s made each of those statements. Isn’t that wonderful? In practice, the cumulative effect of their demonstration is the manifestation of true love. Isn’t that beautiful? I think it is.
This spirit wants to grow in you. It wants to help you find meaning in life and see that you discover your purpose. It knows that’s only possible if you learn how to sacrifice for others. It’s the ultimate player-coach who has “walked the talk” by getting in the game and demonstrating sacrifice. It’s asking you to follow its lead.
Patiently absorbing and enduring the unfounded malicious anger of others is a sacrifice. Why would you do such a thing? There are two reasons:
- Sacrificing allows the spirit in you to grow. Every time you sacrifice, the spirit will become stronger, and you’ll be one step closer to finding your purpose.
- Unselfish sacrificing demonstrates love, and love is a game changer. The love shown someone may be catalyst to unleash the spirit in them, equipping them to sacrifice for someone else. It’s the domino effect.
You have this spirit in you. Believe it. The insults of those who insult your spirit have fallen on you. Don’t live to please yourself, but rather sacrifice for them.