In the words of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,
"Lives of great men all remind us
We can make our lives sublime,
And, departing, leave behind us
Footprints on the sands of time;
Footprints, that perhaps another,
Sailing o'er life's solemn main ,
A forlorn and shipwrecked brother,
Seeing, shall take heart again.
Let us then, be up and doing,
With a heart for any fate;
Still achieving, still pursuing,
Learn to labor and wait.
(From A Psalm of Life)
The last part if that poem really spoke to me. Waiting for God's direction is sometimes hard to do, but without His direction we are just stumbling through life. I want to still be achieving, still pursuing, but with a purpose. I want to know that what I am doing is what God wants me to do. And maybe a forlorn brother or sister can take heart when they see that there is a plan for their lives. Not just a random occurrence.