Thursday: 31st May, 2018
Reference text: Luke 1:39-56
Luke 1:56 And Mary abode with her about three months, and returned to her own house.
This popular account of Mary’s trip to her cousin Elizabeth, is one that I have read multiple times, but the last verse of today’s text was the catch phrase for me today: Mary returned to her own home.
Very often, we join up with others with the intention of only helping out with their goals and dreams. However, inadvertently, it isn’t uncommon to find out a that the dreams of others become ours also. This is not necessarily a bad thing, but it becomes a serious issue when the dreams of others which we adopt, mean a complete abandonment of our very own goals and a deviation from the very specific assignments for which we are here on earth.
Among the many reasons why people can forget their own assignments and fully embrace that of others is probably because of the thrill and excitement they find or that bit of extra recognition, fame or the feeling of bliss. All these my dear, can be very transient and even though it may appear far fetched in your eyes, we can be caught up in the life of other people so very easily that we forget we also have lives of our very own to live.
Sweetheart, even though you will make intermittent visits into the lives of others, you still have your own life hence you will have to return to your own. You need to therefore avoid getting carried away and being entirely consumed as you live the ‘lives of others’.
Remember # don’t lose the life you have to live because many will miss out if you do.