In the middle of conversation with 7 other guys, all taking turns speaking, I heard something profound. As our roughly 90 minute community session came to a close, those words that were spoken by this individual continued to resonate with me. It's not as if I didn't already know what he had been saying, but it was a nice reminder. Sometimes, the voices in our lives get to be "white noise", so hearing this, from a valued source was exactly the "loudspeaker" I needed it to come from.
We all have a voice. Even those who are mute still exist with a calling and a purpose that only they can fulfill. Of all the billions of people on this planet, to think that every individual has an importance that is beyond our comprehension, kinda boggles my mind. We don't always think that our words, actions, or manners can cause positive change in the lives around us, but it's the truth and I'm becoming witness to it in different ways with every passing day. As I've found myself re wiring the circuits in my brain that have operated in one fashion for so long, I became fascinated with the positivity and strength of his voice in my life, this being the same person who spoke these words to me tonight. I'd wake up, scan my Instagram and see posts by him, mostly always before 7 AM, with words that were always so positive and encouraging. His story is pretty incredible and I've admired the openness that he shares it with.
The only true shame he could have, would be if he didn't share it. The voice that he speaks with, in a world that is all about "me, me, me" in the most selfish of ways, is spoken from him in a selfless kind of way. By using his story, it's reaching others, which isn't always easy. When you do that, you sacrifice some of the aura of "perfection" that our lives seem to only portray, but in actuality, it gains more reality than anything. Life isn't easy. Reality, is that we all suffer, but none as great as the savior for whom this guy represents. As his words rang into my ears tonight "A life lived for God is the hardest life", it couldn't have ever been more true or real to me. Our world, so selfish and individualistic operates on a "what can you do for me" kind of payment plan. The sacrifice that this guy recognizes, is that to be truly blessed, it has to be "what can I do for you?" That isn't easy. But it's in that selfless nature that he exemplifies the one who redeemed him and helped to give him the voice that he has. #UntilWeMeetAgainProject Day 73.