The depth of a man defines his character. The resources he can draw from his soul. Where is it that we gain depth enough to go through life to the extent we are created to accomplish? Tragedy, the one thing we call upon when we question our existence. Why did we come to this point in our lives, instead of choosing a different path. Whether it be in our careers, love, or relationships we always look at where we’re not instead of where we are. The very nature of sin is to take what we’re not given, to achieve what we didn’t work for. It all starts with the question…. What if?
In truth, the depth of a man’s soul is forged through tragedy. The mistakes we make when we’re not sure of the correct course of action. When we do, on the extremely rare occasion, get it right the first time. Is a display of our ability to draw from our failures and apply our mistakes in some attempt at redemption. In the moment of failure we will never feel we are gaining wisdom. In the end we will never exhaust the depth we are able to achieve.
So I ask myself. What, in my 20 years, have I learned? I have learned, don’t fear failure. It is when we are in the tragedy that we are achieving our destiny. So if God asks of me how deep, I will answer, not deep enough.