I’ve mentioned in multiple posts how much I love to continually learn!
But the more I learn, the more I realize I don’t know. The more I realize I don’t know, the more things I want to learn. The more things I want to learn, the more I realize it will be impossible for me to learn everything I want to before I die.
Morbid? Disappointing? Silly?
It reminds me of Solomon, the wisest person to ever live or ever will live. He is know for describing different things as “a chasing after the wind”. See Ecclesiastes 2 for an example.
The reason it reminds me of Soloman is, when I start realizing I’ll barely scratch the surface on some of the things I’m passionate about, I wonder what the point is in continuing down that road? Why do I want to go down that road in the first place? Because it makes me happy? If our lives are but a mist, it almost seems a waste of time. So…what isn’t a waste of time?
What is the whole purpose of life?
What’s the point in what we do if it doesn’t affect things on an eternal level?
So, what is affected on an eternal level? The greatest calling: to bring others to Christ, so they too might have eternal life through a relationship with God.
That doesn’t mean we have to go to the opposite side of the world and preach the gospel to people of a different language. (There are wonderful people who do that, and you may do that…) But there are an infinite number of ways to reach others on an eternal level.
Maybe that’s why people have so many different passions…so we can try out all those different infinite ways of reaching others.
How do you use your passion(s) to reach others?