I'm Abe Wolfgang, an Electrical Engineer, writer, Father, husband, and full-time lover of story. I blog about those stories, how they impact us as humans, and why they are important. Occasionally I write my own as well.

So what can I say...

What can I say that has not already been said a million times? What can I write that is unique and different? The answer is nothing. Nothing I can say or write or do can be original or novel or unique, because ultimately I am not the one doing anything in my life. It is a gift from God that I am even alive and able to draw breath, that I am saved, and that I have anything at all. I can't take credit for any of this, and I don't ever want the credit. I will always deflect it. Yes, I put in hard work, I try to improve myself, I practice, but that is meaningless without the one who is behind that work.

So, I won't take the credit, and I will continue to say that anything I do is not original because God thought of it first. I am merely the conduit, and that is fine with me. I count it an honor to be the image of the almighty, and an honor to be able to use my frail, mortal shell to glorify him.

Looking back on my life, I have been able to do a lot of really cool things. I have had opportunities that others on this earth would die to have. Every day I take so much for granted that others on this planet struggle so hard to obtain. I waste and squander more than some families would need to survive on for a very long time. No matter what I think at a given time, no matter how hard my life seems to me, I cannot forget that I am blessed beyond measure. I have been given so much that I sometimes forget how much I have been given.

With great power comes great responsibility. I have been given charge over all this stuff in my life (talent, gifts, children, etc.) and I need to take that responsibility seriously, because how I use what I have been given will be my measure. Nothing else really matters. It doesn't matter if I ever become well known (and I don't even know if I want that) or have riches. All that matters is what I do with what I have been given. That is all that can ever matter.

Finding My Passion

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