Yes, I will boldly admit that I am an avid follower of Lost. I have devoted the last six years of my life to this show (a bit of a stretch, I know!). I have always been intrigued with the unknown, especially in the plot of my own life. During each episode I was literally “lost” trying to figure out a lot of “whys” and what exactly was going on. As all great series come to an end, this one did last night. I will say that I felt very satisfied with the ending and glad that I stuck it out for the long haul. Many people criticized the show and did not see any reason to watch it. I have similar feelings to other shows out there, but I keep those feelings to myself. I thoroughly believe in “to each his own”.
For the first two hours, with the help of the writers, we followed the journey of Lost from the beginning. Ideally the show was about good versus evil and had both Biblical and Scientific reference. The characters each had a dark past and were chosen by the island’s protector, Jacob, as a replacement for him. The purpose of the island is to keep evil from the rest of the world. They were all brought together for this “Divine Purpose” through a plane crash. Through this disaster, they learned how to survive, work together, lean on each other, save each other, and most importantly, forgive each other.
I have often read that God does not call the qualified, He qualifies the called. Romans 8:30 says, “And these who He predestined, He also called: and these whom He called, He also justified; and these whom He justified, He also glorified.” Just like Jacob had his reasons for choosing his replacements, God has His reasons for choosing us. We all have different roles to play in our own story. Just like the characters in this series, we are either called to fix people, love people, heal people, mend people, encourage people, teach people, and/or believe in people. In order for good to defeat evil, we have to accept our roles and live them out. Hebrews 10:25 says, “ Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.”
Just like me, most of us are “lost” trying to figure out our sense of purpose. What I am finding is that my purpose has been right there all along, I just did not accept it. I was so involved in comparing myself to others and focusing on my weaknesses that I did not embrace who I was. Now, granted some of those weaknesses over shadowed the strengths, but through my work with God, I am able to find a healthy balance and live out what I am called to do. I fix people, love people, see the good in people, and teach people. So many times, I get hurt in the process because my help is often rejected and I have come to realize that not everyone wants my help. But who would I be if I did not try? I would not be me.
I am not sure what role you play in life, but I hope that you embrace it. Romans 8:28 says, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him and who have been called according to His purpose.” Love yourself, love others, and keep striving to fulfill your destiny. You have no idea whose life you may impact.
Love in Christ,