“If you didn’t do it right the first time, what makes you think you can make it right the second or third? Did something change, did you change? I didn’t think so!” By: ElRoyPoet, 2020
Commentary: We are all born with a gift, a talent or an ability. But it’s up to you to discover it, and with some serious effort, you might even get good at it. As a teenager, I witnessed my dad, as he learned to play the guitar in a year and work as a profession musician for the 40 years after that. Ironically as an adult, I also spent 20 years practicing the guitar, only to give up in the end, because I couldn’t remember the chords; he was obviously born with a photographic memory and I wasn’t.
But there are more important reasons, why you shouldn’t pursue your aspirations. In the case of my dad, musicians are ill equipped to fulfill their duties as husbands and dads because they tend to neglect their families, when they go on tour and with their sleep in the day and work at night schedule. And to make matters worse, when “the artist” is in the home, the family is usually overburdened by his toxic celebrity persona. So ask yourself: is my ambition beneficial to my family, church and country? And in my senior years will I be able to look back, and say that I left a legacy, or will it be regret, because I wasted my life in vain pursuits?
“Do not allow this world to mold you in its own image. Instead, be transformed from the inside out by renewing your mind. As a result, you will be able to discern what God wills and whatever God finds good, pleasing, and complete.” Bible, Romans 12:2