Are you enjoying the shade?
The advantages that you enjoy right now…today…are you enjoying those?
You do realize that most of those advantages you are not responsible for, right? Those advantages were purchased at a great price by those who have gone before you. You owe a huge debt for the “shade” you enjoy today.
We all do.
All of us…every one of us…stand on the shoulders of giants who have gone before. We enjoy freedoms, knowledge, advantage, money, status and much more, not because of who we are or our own abilities, but because of folks in our past who have planted seeds, cleared the way, and made things possible for us.
It’s for this reason that we must walk softly and live humbly. We are blessed to enjoy the shade from trees we did not plant.
The Bible says it like this.
I remember years ago enjoying a time at camp. I was at an evening event we called “Open Meeting.” We did this every Wednesday night during camp. It was a time for parents and kids who had come to camp previously to come up and enjoy an evening together. Shepherd’s Fold was packed with folks enjoying themselves and enjoying the evening and the community of being together.
It was in that moment that I realized that others had gone before; breaking up hard ground and planting seeds and nurturing small plants so I could enjoy that moment of “fruit.” It was an awesome and eye-opening experience for me.
We are all like that.
Right this moment you are enjoying an advantage because of someone else’s sacrifice and hard work.
Who do you need to write or call today to thank?
Is there someone you’d be bold enough to thank in the “Reply” box below?