Because it is always hanging on my living room wall, I often forget about it. Months will go by between times of reading and meditating on this thought. However, each time I go back to read it, I am again reminded of my place in this journey called life.
There is so much more to my journey than what I can see or even imagine. God requires much of me because He has given me much (Luke 12:48). And, yet, He doesn't work in a vacuum. So, my obedience to Him may be part of someone else's journey. Much of this I won't know this side of Heaven. All I am required to do is obey....the rest is up to Him!
People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway.
For in the end, it is between you and God. It never was between you and them anyway.