Over thinking it

Over thinking it

Someone recently presented the question:  Who is someone you admire and have always wanted to meet?

This came about after a networking meeting where people started talking about the famous people they had met.  I can say that I have met a few celebrities in my time, but I have never been an autograph hound or screaming fan.

I consider celebrities to be people, just like me.  Okay, so maybe the entire world knows who they are, but still – they put their pants on the same way I do.  Okay, maybe they put the left leg in first, or both legs at the same time, but you get the idea.  We are both people.

So, as I considered “someone I admire and have always wanted to meet” I thought about the people I admire.  I have actually met most of them, so they don’t fit the criteria for the question. 

Then I started thinking about historical figures.  There are many great people of history, but still – they were just a person – like me. 

Then I thought, who was the “perfect person”, the one I truly admire?  That would have to be Christ.  But, if that is my answer that means I doubt my faith.  You see, I have already “met” Christ, and He is with me always.  So that answer doesn’t fit the criteria either.

As I thought more about this whole question, I honestly could not come up with an answer.  Historical figures would be amazing to meet, but there are so many great choices, I wouldn’t be able to pick just one.

It suddenly occurred to me that I must be over thinking this and that the question probably wasn’t meant to be difficult.  I think my answer will have to be, that I couldn’t come up with one.  Is that the easy way out?  I don’t think so, I’ve been considering the question for a couple days now.

How about you?  How would you answer the question:  Who is someone you admire and have always wanted to meet?


*Pam Horton is a Board Certified Advanced Christian Life Coach, in the Raleigh area.*

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2 Responses

  1. Dawn says:

    I tend to over think things some times too! (shocked.. huh?!)

    There are many that I would like to have or like to be able to meet.. but for different reasons. I would love to have met Mary, Jesus’ mom. To talk to her about what it was like to raise Jesus.. especially knowing who He was & what He came here for. I struggle at time raising my own children.. not knowing what their future holds. I CANNOT imagine raising our Savior! WOW! What an honor and *what* a responsibility!!

    More recent famous people.. probably many. But like you said, I have met a few famous people.. and they are ‘just people too’. Yes, it would be exciting to meet.. say.. Sean Connery (heart flutters..lol) — but I think truly, I would rather get to know, REALLY get to know the people in my life better– build better relationships with the *REAL* people in my life. I think that is what Christ intended — RELATIONSHIP — with Him & the day-to-day people in our lives that make this journey in this messed up world worthwhile.


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