Do not be the one.
When your days are done and your hands can no longer function, do not be the one who followed the rules, did everything you are told, and forget God gave you a brain to think for yourself. Don’t do it! Yes, being an obediant cog is probably the most safe way to navigate through life; only to end up just another gravemarker with little meaning.
They say better to be safe than sorry. That’s a lie. It has always been the risk takers who have made the greatest impact on our world. As a Christian I can read the Bible and find it was the risk takers who God used.
In human understanding faith and risk are very synonymous. So what I am I trying to say? I am saying chase whimsies, follow your bliss, don’t let anyone tell you “NO” if it is the desire of your heart. Seek it, keep knocking, make life happen. Do not let life happen to you!
At the end of the day you may still become just an unknown gravestone. Yet you will be one who tried to defy the norm, who said the moon is to close, I am shooting for stars. On your death bed there will be no disappointment, only hope that those you leave behind follow the same path.
The Backyard Preacher