"The only life worth living is one that you are passionate about"
And recently, just when i needed it the most, a good friend reminded me of the same thing which really helped me put everything back into perspective again.
I've got a passion for engineering, i've got a passion for sports, i've got a passion for music, i've got a passion for people...
Studies get tough and i feel like i'm not good enough, even when i try so hard.
I've got a permanent knee injury which really limits me when i am playing sports.
My musical ability falls very short of greater talents whom i admire.
People around me are different in characters and personality, and may sometimes be discouraging, just as i may be to people around me too.
A lot of times, these kind of things can cause our passion to become so technical and competitive, that we forget the very reason we did it in the first place - because of the passion. We forget our love for it. It doesn't really matter how good i am at it, as long as i have given my best. I am doing it because i love it, i am giving my best because i enjoy it. Anything else is secondary, if not totally negligible.
Above everything, i have a passion for Jesus. I make mistakes in my walk with Him, stumble, even fall down. But by God's grace, i recover, having grown as a person, and with my passion for Him still intact. I may not be the best Christian ever, but as long as i give my best, God looks at my heart. He looks at our hearts. And at the end of the day, when all is said and done, that's all that matters.
It's definitely a life worth living.