|Colossians 3:23 – “whatever you do, work at it with your whole being, for the Lord and not for men.”|
Many times, we make excuses for ourselves. We limit our abilities in so many ways.
I’m not educated enough.
I wish I had more time.
I’m too old to do that.
You need to meet Frank Walsh.
At the age of 94, he found himself alone when his wife of 62 years passed away. So he went to a senior center to, in his words, “meet dames.”
And he found one. An 87-year-old woman named Rosemary.
That’s not all. He told people he wanted to be around high school kids to stay young. He wanted to do the preposterous. He wanted to join the local high school marching band.
Someone contacted the director. He asked Frank what he played, and Frank replied he did not play an instrument.
The bandmaster took the idea to his band. A snare drummer named Stephen Jennings spoke for the group. “Awesome.”
They decided to put Frank on the cymbals since he did not need to read music. It was awkward for Frank, but he did not give up.
When the high school played their cross-town rivals, Frank banged the cymbals at the playing of the fight song. Frank and Rosemary sat with the band. Why not? It was senior night.
For most, it is not about capability but willingness. When you pour yourself into something, you can usually find a way.
Paul reminded many Christians, whatever you do, work at it with your whole being, for the Lord and not for men.
Perhaps there are things in your life you need to do. Put your heart into it just like Frank. You never know what might happen.