Wednesday with Walt: The Person He Was Intended To Be
Isn’t it wonderful how Walt Disney had the ability to bring out the best in us through sharing his dreams with us? He was such a gifted storyteller, animator and magic maker. He had such a gift for bringing us to the most innocent, childlike state of pure happiness.
The bible says, “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of Heaven (Matthew 18:3). It might seem like we Disney lovers get this idea better than most. We become more like children every time we visit the most magical place on earth, don’t we? We become wrapped up in the fun and the thrill and it makes us carefree and happy.
I think Walt Disney was the one person who really had this idea down. He was optimistic, honest, had integrity, believed in making the impossible possible, was committed to excellence, and had hope for tomorrow. Walt loved his family and he loved his God.
He desired to be all God created him to be and he wanted everyone else to be all God created them to be also. He wanted a world where everyone could come together in a spirit of harmony and brotherhood. He was committed to making God’s world a better place.
As I learn more and more about Walt, and appreciate the gift that was his life, I wish to be more like him. I want to have a positive impact on the lives of those I touch and to remind everyone that, just like Walt, we have been brought into this world by the grace of God. He has given us irreplaceable gifts and talents, and unique personalities to accomplish His work. We are all born to be who we are. God has given each of us a mission in life, and the gift and talents with which to accomplish the mission.
Walt had an important purpose on this earth. He is still bringing joy and happiness to us, and to many like us, every day. What a gift he gave us! He was the person God intended him to be. All I can pray for myself is the same.
May you be blessed today and everyday and may you truly realize the miracle of who you are!