It was said of Abraham Lincoln that when his mother was about to die, and he was by her sick bed she said to him “Be somebody Abe” and Abraham Lincoln took those words to heart. Little wonder he strived all his life and never gave up in spite of the number of times he tried and failed until he became somebody.
Many of us today need to be told those same words because we have settled into being “nobodies”. Or in the words of Zig Ziglar we have become wondering generalities. God created you to make impact, to become somebody in this world. He never intended anyone to be and die in mediocrity. It is time for us to do an inner inspection of our gifts, talents, skills, abilities given to us by God that we have allowed to become dormant.
Take a look at your life are you living at your best? Is the person you are right now, the best you could have been given the amount of investment made on you by God? Are the results you are producing now the best you could have produced given your talents and creativity?
When I was in the University as an undergraduate, I had a lecturer that will ask me and my colleagues, each time we showed him a project we had done; “Is this the best your brain can produce?” I always felt really bad then, but as I left school and spent more time in personal development, I realized that the man didn’t mean to put me down but instead he was always challenging us to be the best we could be.
As you think about this post, make sure you “be somebody.” And live your greatest life!