The Most Important Truth You’ll Ever Encounter


13 Oct The Most Important Truth You’ll Ever Encounter

If you’ve spent any measure of time on this planet, one thing has become apparent:  Advice is everywhere.  You can jump on Facebook right now and ask a question, and you’ll find opinions readily available from the masses.  It’s in our nature.  We LOVE giving advice, we hate taking it, and we crave appearing as though we’re on the perfect trajectory towards all-around awesomeness.

I’ve encountered along my journey so many people seeking desperately to matter.  And I agree with them.  Everyone should matter.  Everyone matters.   I want you to find your deep purpose in this life.  If you don’t feel you’re living it right now, trust me, you are.  You may not feel as though it’s playing out the way you plan, but man, oh man, you’re smack dab in the middle of a beautiful story.  And it’s different than everyone else!

More than anything, I want to encourage you to LIVE YOUR STORY, not anothers, just BE YOU.

Somewhere along our journeys, we try to take shortcuts to prominence. But don’t be mistaken, shortcuts hurt people.  Taking the easy way out of our journey is effectively lopping off the heads of those in your way so you can fast-forward to a position that, in your opinion, matters more than where you’re at now.  I know this, because I’ve lived this.  I’ve learned that you have to honor the process in your journey.  You can’t hurt people and apologize later.

People do what they want

This was something someone told me a few years back that I’ve carried with me to this day.  I hurt someone.  I told them I didn’t mean to hurt them in my effort to matter.  The response I received was “People do what they want.”  that statement sat heavy in my heart and will never leave.

Think about that statement.  People do what they want.  You may be thinking, “I’m not doing what I want with my life right now.”  Well, are you?  If you say you want to wake up at 5 in the morning to go on a morning run, but you can’t get yourself up out of bed, then, well, you actually want to sleep in, not wake up early.  If you’re telling me you want to learn how to play guitar, or write a blog, or be a better parent, leader, or read more… The proof is in the pudding.

You do what you want. If you want to start a non-profit, then start a non-profit.  We talk about closed doors and open doors all the time, have you ever stopped and talked about the doors you kicked open and ran through?  That door is open if you want to go through it.  That’s what #LoveRecklessly is all about.

There are no more victims. There is only empowerment. What do you want to do? Do it.

Circumstances can easily change the trajectory of your journey, but you should always be moving towards your purpose. Always.  If fear is enabling you to continue with making excuses, I encourage you, with everything in me, move past the excuses.  I KNOW you want to be significant.  I know this because I want the same thing.

Some days I’m dog-tired.  I work a lot, Gamerosity asks a lot of me, I’m a dad to 2 beautiful children, and I have a fantastic wife who loves spending time with me.  Excuses are easy, but I have to ask myself, “what do I WANT out of this life?” after that, everything is easy.  I want to show kids with cancer that I love them, I care for them, and that we remember them.  That can’t happen without putting in work. I do what I want.  My actions will always show that.  And until I see the face of Jesus, I’ll kick through every door I encounter.  I hope you do the same.


How about you?  You ever feel like the world is keeping you from being significant?  Like circumstances are getting in the way?  How’d you overcome them?  How do you find empowerment?