Wondering if your life feels limited...or unlimited.
Maybe you caught the Steve Jobs documentary that premiered this week on PBS. I got about 5 minutes in, and hit rewind over and over on my DVR, to make sure I got this quote right.
In an old interview Steve Jobs said,
"When you grow up you tend to get told that the world is the way it is and your life is just to live your life inside the world. Try not to bash into the walls too much, try to have a nice family life, have fun, save a little money. That's a very limited life. Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact, and that is that everything around you that you call life was made up by people no smarter than you. And you can change it, you can influence it. You can build your own things that other people can use. Once you learn that, you will never be the same again." -Steve Jobs
At first, I was offended. How could he call family life a limited life? Steve Jobs, may have wanted to change the world and influence it by building cool stuff. I may not be able to build or invent anything, but we get to do something better, we are building people who will grow up to build more people all who believe in the unconditional love of others.
I want to change the world and influence it by building cool people that believe in a very cool God. I want to raise my children to love God, and serve God, to see needs and meet them, changing the way the world sees God one life at a time.
We have an amazing opportunity to teach our families and those in our sphere of influence an unlimited view of life that they can in turn teach others. A life that is based on knowing that God is real, knowing that God is not mad at you, that He is not counting up your sins, that he cares so deeply for you that he rejoices over you with singing, His thoughts towards you are countless as the sand on the seashore. He even says he knows how many hairs are on your head. Knowing a God like that is on your side, then what couldn't you accomplish? Who cares what people think your life should be like. If your life doesn't fit the mold of a perfect family in a perfect 4 bedroom house in the perfect school district, welcome to the club, welcome to the unlimited life.