some reason, we are always aware. We always know that we could do better. In situations where we are frustrated by our best efforts, at times it is because we are doing what we are not called to do in the first place. Doing that frustrates us from reaching our fullness.
There is no denying the fact that our spirits always testify to us when we could do something better. It is Henry Ford who said that,
“If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves”
We live our lives in such a way that we think that we were brought here on earth to “make it in life”. Seriously. We spend our days trying to move from one “Level” to the “Next Level” in life, whatever that means. It is not fullness though.
We have lives structured in a way that we are supposed to follow a particular template in life. At the end of the day, we want to “arrive”. The definition of arriving is special. We all know it. In our imagination, someone who has arrived is one who has gained the esteem of men, is “well to do” and is assured of great financial supply. We find out soon that that’s not fullness.
In the meantime, the message of living our lives to the fullness of our glory remains a mystery. What does it even mean anyway? If you asked around for people to define for you what living to the fullness of your glory means, you will not get answers befitting the question.
You will be surprised though that pursuing the fullness of our glory as humans is not something complicated. It is straight forward. This is it:
Knowing our value, growing and multiplying that value and being a blessing in the earth.
The word glory has powerful synonyms: Magnificence, brilliance, splendour, beauty, grandeur and so on. To put this message in perspective, let me ask you a question. When is the last time you encountered someone and you were touched in one way or another by their magnificence?
That question might even seem so unfair. Someone might even ask: Wait a minute, are we supposed to experience the magnificence of other people? Well, yes. And daily. We are supposed to encounter the brilliance of our fellow humans so much so that it is not uncommon any more.
Why do I say that? Because I believe in my hearts of hearts that there is no other reason for the existence of mankind other than to live to the fullness of their glory. There can be nothing higher to live for than that.I believe in my hearts of hearts that there is no other reason for the existence of mankind other than to live to the fullness of their glory. There can be nothing higher to live for than that. Click To Tweet
Here is the thing though. We are not supposed to be talking about other people; we are supposed to be talking about ourselves. In other words, I need to ask myself this question: When is the last time someone experienced my magnificence? What was I doing when that happened?
Think about it this way: Why on earth would we be alive if not to manifest our magnificence? When we have gone through the “circuit of life” and have “arrived” as we normally want to, can we answer the question about the fullness of our glory in life?
Does our “arriving” manifest the FULLNESS of our glory in any way? I am here to posit that if it doesn’t, then we have missed the whole point of life. No matter how much an individual thinks that they have “arrived” in life, if they are not exuding the fullness of their glory as was intended, they are yet to arrive.
The mystery of life will never be solved if we do not answer it in terms of the fullness of the glory of each individual from every race, tribe, tongue and nationality.
Every now and then, an individual takes our breath away with their magnificence. And that is why people pay top dollar just to watch such a one. One could even say that the magnificence we are looking for in life is so rare that we are willing to crown whatever we find with the highest of riches.
I can easily make a case for it in sports. Watching Serena Williams play Tennis is watching glory shine. Watching Christiano Ronaldo dribble in soccer is being in the presence of grandeur. Watching Michael Jordan or Kobe Bryant or Lebron James or Steph Curry play basketball is to realize brilliance on display.
There are other humans in other disciplines that live their lives with full glory. An Obama speaking is a spectacle. A Steve Jobs running a corporation is brilliance on display. A Sydney Sheldon or Shonda Rhimes or a Francine Rivers writing a book is glory at its fullest.
The thing is that all these people are all humans. In other words, we too can live our lives to the fullness of our own glories if we wanted. The question though is this: What are we looking for in life? What is the main object of our pursuit?
I do not think that pursuing the fullness of our glory as humans is something that happens arbitrarily. I also do not think that it is something that is a preserve a few talented individuals. Looking at this subject from the angle of a Creator, I do not think that a Creator created sub-humans, some mediocre and some average humans.
I believe we were all created with grandeur for the sole purpose of growing to exude the glory of our fullness as we do life on earth. I firmly believe that the pleasure of the Creator is when the created function as intended and to the utmost capacity of their glory.I firmly believe that the pleasure of the Creator is when the created function as intended and to the utmost capacity of their glory. Click To Tweet
That being said, I think we need to stop all the traffic and ask ourselves some questions regarding our own personal glory. Is it what we are pursuing? Think about that for a minute. Are you pursuing your personal glory to the fullness or you just want to “make it in life”?