Saturday, February 28, 2009

Meant for Greatness

For a while, I thought I was the only one. But lately, it seems to be more and more of a common theme among us gays. Do you feel like you are meant to be something more than you are? That God has this amazing plan laid out for you. That one day people are going to look to you as a source of knowledge, or hope, or inspiration. Am I even restricting that question too much? Do straight people feel that way as well?

I have been thinking about being in that place greatness. How it might feel when I get there. What exactly "there" is. But it sort of hit me today. I am not currently there. I am here. And a very large gap exists between here and there. So now I am wondering what the gap consists of. What are the obstacles I will need to overcome and the lessons I will need to learn in order to get to where I expect to be. As much as I would like to try and convince other people that I am perfect, I do have a lot of areas that I can improve upon.

So instead of lingering on the grandiosity of what could be, I should be focusing on what I can improve upon today (and maybe tomorrow as well...a little planning never hurt). I found a nice quote by Orson Hyde:

"Remember that God, our heavenly Father, was perhaps once a child, and mortal like we ourselves, and rose step by step in the scale of progress, in the school of advancement; has moved forward and overcome, until He has arrived at the point where He now is."

Um, wow. So I guess I never really comprehended that the ultimate goal was to become a God. Hmm. That's even a little more than I had envisioned for myself. Sounds intense. I had better get started.

For all those who aren't really sure what they are meant for, here's a little song to get you motivated.

1 comment:

Bravone said...

Thanks for injecting the positive in my day. :)