“The greatest tragedy in life is not death, but a life without a purpose”
The world is in shock to learn of the death of Dr. Myles Munroe, a pastor and motivational speaker, whose teachings on leadership, purpose, Christian character, relationships, and many other themes, changed the thinking patterns of millions of individuals around the world.
He was killed in a plane crash along with his wife, Ruth, and about 7 other members of his team.
I woke up yesterday, feeling elated; it was my buddy’s birthday. My joy would taper off when someone posted in a chat group that he heard Myles Munroe was dead. Immediately, I turned to the internet to check. I couldn’t believe that he was dead till I saw posts by reputable news organisations. Then I turned to Facebook to meet a deluge of condolences and eulogies on my timeline. It was overwhelming. Everywhere I turned to; there was something about Myles Munroe.
In the midst of the kind words, I saw one dissenting opinion on my timeline. There was one person who, obviously had also seen his own timeline themed around Myles Munroe, and did not understand why everyone seemed to be interested in the death of one person. He bitterly complained that there had been many deaths during the past week in Nigeria. He felt that people did not publicly sympathize with those that died, yet they were bothered with the death of “just one man”.
That dissenter did not understand what it meant to impact lives. Myles Munroe was a larger-than-life figure. One of his numerous quotes was:
“People generally fall into one of three groups: the few who make things happen, the many who watch things happen, and the overwhelming majority who have no notion of what happens. Every person is either a creator of fact or a creature of circumstance. He either puts colour into his environment, or, like a chameleon, takes colour from his environment”
Myles Munroe made things happen. He was a creator of fact, and he put colour into his environment. Myles was an inspiration. His speeches and books showed that he was a man driven by excellence. He always screamed, “destiny”, “purpose”, “potential”, because he saw that many persons had no idea what bearing to take in life. He saw a world that needed good leadership, and diligently played a role in helping raise great leaders. He died en route to the Global Leadership Forum, in the path of executing his passion.
Myles Munroe was a great man. Myles Munroe is a great man. Myles Munroe will always be remembered as a great man.
My thoughts are with his son and daughter. I believe they’ll turn out well just like their father.
RIP Myles, Ruth and the seven. Your lives have made an impact.
You can view some of Myles Munroe’s quotes here.