Sit down and ponder “Why, just why do the good die young”. Let the news sink in and ruin my day. This was my initial reaction when I became aware of the passing of Dr Myles Munroe. For minutes, all I could do was stare at my phone screen and ask “why?”
Eventually, reality set in; That and the over thousands of posts honoring the life he led and the lessons we learnt. I for one was astonished by the sheer number of people that paid their respects to this great Man. (No he was not an actor 😒😒😒 *it’s like people selectively forget about Google*)
Someone made a comment about 40 dead students in Yobe and how we were busy mourning some pastor. And while I do not value one life above the other, I asked myself, “If this was just anybody, would it have stricken me the way it did?” The obvious answer is no.
I have come to realize, that people don’t mourn your passing unless you have made an impact in their lives and the only way to do that, is by serving your gifts, talents and potentials, basically fulfilling your purpose on earth. I like the way Forbes put it, here’s what they said:
Dr. Munroe died living out his purpose in life; spreading the gospel of Christ.
I asked myself: “what would be said of me when I pass?” Would I have lived out my purpose on earth? Or would I end up as one of the statistics? With no one but family and friends feeling my absence? Would I have emptied myself of my potentials or would I have added to the wealth of the grave?
I do not claim to have the answers to these questions, however I have decided to live out my purpose each day of my life, applying the lessons I’ve learnt from Dr Munroe in my day to day life, for while it’s nice and all to quote the words of great men, they are meaningless if they’re not applied in your life.
Ochuko A. Akpomudjere