Howdy – My names Wayne, and I’m from the blog of whall. Â At least, as far as you know I am, and that’s good enough for me, even if I wasn’t who you thought.
It is said that each of us, from the wealthiest statesman to the lowliest disadvantaged pauper, enters this little thing called Life with a few goals. Â A list, if you will. Â The list is imprinted upon our soul at birth just as the DNA carried in our cells is emblazoned with genetic blueprints. Â Some blueprints unilaterally dictate certain aspects of our life, creating unstoppable roadblocks and force us in a specific direction, and the lesson presents itself with how we handle those situations. Â Other blueprints simply expose themselves as suggestions or tendencies that provide us a choice, and in a similar way, the learning comes from making a choice.
The nice thing about blogging is that it’s very easy to say “it is said that [x]” because no matter what… there, it’s said. Â The nice thing about guestÂ blogging is that you can do so on SOMEONE ELSE’S BLOG so that the next time you want to write about it, you already have a reference! Â Thanx, Robin!
Anyway, back to the lesson.
Have you ever heard that you have a special purpose in this life? Â Every person plays a role? Â God has a plan for you? Â Everything happens for a reason? Â There are no coincidences? Â All this has happened before and will happen again? Â You cannot escape your destiny? Â You are my density? Â I mean, my destiny?
Well, here’s the deal. Â You have this list you carry around with you that represents what you’re supposed to learn during your time here on Earth. Â And the truth is – you willÂ learn it, or you’ll die, not trying. Â Literally.
At first, you’ll notice these coincidences in your life. Â “Opportunities,” we’ll call them. Â The more you turn away from them, the stronger they’ll become. Â Resistance is only met with a more stubborn world you live in. Â The thing is – until you face the issue and learn your lesson, the lesson will get more and more painful to learn.
I’ll give you an example – *my* lesson.
It started off small – my then-5yr old son, Jaden, wanted a glass of Apple Juice. Â I, on the other hand, really wanted to watch TV. Â I figured – he’d had 3 other glasses of juice within the last 30 minutes – he could wait, right? Â So I pushed him off and said “wait a minute, son, I’d like to finish this show first.”
Boy, was THAT a mistake. Â I should have learned my lesson then. Â Mother Nature did not like this turn of events and decided to take it up a few notches.
Not too long after this, my wife dislocates her patella. Â Now, you must understand that we have two kids (13 and 5 at the time) and a number of dogs. Â You must also understand that a severely dislocated patella doesn’t have a surgury that can fix it like a torn ACL, and the recovery period is about a year long, if you’re lucky. Â During this time, I have added several roles to “dad” and “worker” – I also became mom, maid, cook, delivery man, personal shopper, chauffer, butler, coach, laundromat chief, dishwasher, gopher, remote control, personal trainer and boo-boo mender.
Needless to say, I learned a little something about servitude. Â But evidently it wasn’t enough.
Two nights ago, my 14yr old daughter broke her foot marching. Â If you haven’t been around a teenager with an injury, you don’t know servitude. Â
That’s when the puzzle came together for me – the three incidents coalesced in my mind to form an idea big enough to hit me with the force of a mountain — I need to learn how to serve! Â That’s my special purpose in life. Â I’m being presented with these challenges in life so that I might learn how to selflessly serve my fellow man. Â If I’m right, and I do it correctly, maybe I’ll stop having all these challenges come my way and I can take it easy. Â Lemme tell ya, that sounds pretty good to me.
And I thought I’d licked this one. Â I thought I could check it off my list. Â I was actually whistling, thinking about it.
And then Robin called, needing this guest post…