My internet provider was an asshole all day yesterday so I was off radar until now. I turn on my data, which I never use, only to find pictures of Myles Munroe on everybody’s DP accompanied by all sorts of RIP messages and sad smileys. I text my friend a question, only to get confirmation that a plane crash killed Dr. Myles Munroe, his wife and their daughter.
The Myles Munroe.
This is beyond tragic, but you already know that, right? I fell in love with him after I got a gift from my church – Keys To Living Single, a book of quotes by Dr. Myles Munroe. I read it, thought it was awesome and kept it on the bookshelf in my room, another awesome book I had. But one year later, after a broken engagement, in the throes of depression, I found myself in the Valley of the Shadow.
Then one random day I picked up Keys To Living Single and it ministered to me. Told me to quit the sob story and get to work developing myself, enjoying my singleness, and living out my God-given purpose. Told me singleness didn’t mean loneliness. That’s how I fell in love with Dr. Myles Munroe. After that I would read other books and listen to him teach and now he’s gone. Forever.
But this is just the issue. Just yesterday I was arguing with my bestie on the phone about this. What good is it to live a hundred years without ever having touched one life that is not your own? You graduate with honours, get a good job, live a good life. A few vices, but nobody’s perfect, right? Awesome friends, a great spouse, loving family and all is well. Maybe. But who will change the world? Ok, 7 billion people. That’s probably too huge, right? How about your street, your office, your country club, your staff, your church? I could go on, but I’m sure you catch my drift.
The point is, enough of procrastinating and making excuses for not living out your passion. There’s no right time to start, so you might as well stop waiting for the right time. There are people whose lives will change forever, only because you are living out your purpose. No kidding. If it is money, let me quickly tell you there is no amount of money that will ever match the feeling you have when you meet someone whose life is better because of something you did or said.
You are special. I cannot stop telling you this. You were fashioned a solutionist. It is encoded into your DNA, so you might as well stop ignoring it. What do I mean? There’s something you’re crazy about doing, that will solve somebody’s problem. Thankfully, it is almost always something you love doing. Well, you need to start doing it, and fast too. Oya, why the urgency? Because there’s no time. Not to scare you or anything, but like Myles Munroe, death could come knocking any minute now. Please don’t talk to me about not living a reckless life, and being a careful person, because too many people die in their sleep. But living out your passion. That is the real victory over death
Thank you, Dr. Myles Munroe, for the definition of a life well spent. Thank you for the perfect example of living out your passion. Adieu.