• Virginia Brown

Mrs. Always-Did > Mr. Meant-To

God’s truth is everywhere. I read this poem recently. It has profound truth for us to consider. It’s entitled, “Mr. Meant-To.” It goes like this:

“Mr. Meant-To has a comrade. His name is Didn’t-Do. Have you ever had the chance to meet them? Did they ever call on you? These two fellows lived together in the house of Never-Win. And I am told that it is owned by a man named What-Might-Have-Been.”

Mr. Mean-To lived his life wanting to do this or that. He was a man of great desire. However, he was not a man of action. We know this because his friend was Didn’t-do. These two friends didn’t accomplish anything in life. They never won anything. They never took risk. The owner of their home, What-Might-Have-Been, is a very sad man. He’s the type of man you do not want to own your life. You do not want to live in his house. What-Might-Have-Been’s house is the house of failed potential. Mr. Meant-To had potential but never executed on it. He coasted through life, and never made a difference. How sad.

Brothers and sisters, don’t live life like Mr. Meant-To. The Bible says that today, not tomorrow, is the day of salvation (2 Cor 6:2). This means that we need to be marked by a sense of urgency. We do not know what tomorrow holds. Therefore, we must act today. Be like Mrs. Always-Did, not like Mr. Meant-To. Associate with Take-Action, not Didn’t-Do. Live in the house of Assume-Risk, not Never-Win. Reject What-Might-Have-Been in exchange for A-Life-Well-Lived.

Pastor Chance

Recent Posts

See All

Doctrinal devolution does not happen all at once. Rather, it is a slow process. There can be a certain order to it. When people shift away from a Christian worldview, they tend to first dispose of the

Thankfulness to God is the medicine to all the evil that the devil throws our way. It melts away all the bitterness, jealousy, and self-pity that so easily crowds into our hearts. I’ve heard it said t

I heard this profound maxim the other day: “Don’t make the perfect an enemy of the good.” I had to look up what it meant, since I had not heard it before. It addresses the pitfalls of perfectionism. L