Nov 07 2011

Do What You Like to do Best

When you get to the end of your life you want to be able to look back and say, “I did what I loved to do, I did it well, I loved and served others, I represented God well.” 

Thought about that when I saw this special about Andy Rooney last night.  He passed away at 92, over the weekend. 

He was kind of beloved curmudgeon, a commentator that had the last word on 60 minutes.  

But, what got me was when he was asked, “If you had to live your life over again what would you do?”

He said, "I'd be on television, I’d get on 60 Minutes if I could and I'd do a piece every week of my own.  I'd write it and I'd say it.  And that's what I like to do best."  

Wonder what you would say if you got asked that question.  I hope I would have the same kind of answer.  I wouldn’t change anything.  Yes, there have been mistakes, things that I wish wouldn’t have happened, but I’m doing what I like to do best.

When my marriage had ended, and I thought my life had ended, I had a friend say to me, you know Amanda, you only get one trip around the block in this life, make it count.  You might trip on a few cracks along the way, but you gotta keep going.  Do what you love to do best and if in the process you can know God, and make Him known.  That's a powerful legacy, and you don't even have to be on 60 minutes to make that happen.

Tell me what you like to do best and how you serve God by doing it!

 

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11/7/2011 9:51:16 AM
Ed United States
Ed
For me, I've come to learn to say the words "for me" when I speak of my experiences and relationship with God.  It's such a simple thing but in the face of non-believers it allows them to see my relationship with God in humility and staves off the arrogant self-will that often likes to run rampant.  Caring about other people is what I like doing best, but I'd like at the end of my life for them to know it because of who I've been around them, not because of how I explained myself and my God.
11/16/2011 10:29:28 PM
Maxsteel O'Garvey United States
Maxsteel O'Garvey
WHEN WE LEARN TO LIVE IN LOVE AND BECOME LOVE AND FORGIVE IN LOVE WE BECOME LIKE JESUS YESHUA WANTED US TO BE WE ARE TO LOVE EACH OTHER STAND TOGETHER IN LOVE FOR JESUS YESHUA
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