My name is Brandon Cobb.
I’ve lived a rather interesting life to say the least. Through the rough early years of my life to graduating college to moving to a third world country, I’ve never been bored. God has an interesting way of showing each of us why we’re here on this earth. This way can talk multiple years for us to realize or it may happen in a instant, like Paul of The Bible. We just never know. But thats the beauty of it all, God is in control. It may not seem like it or we may have moments where He or us feel far away from the other but in the end, God is still in control.
I was never one to pursue the finer things in life. To clarify, whenever I got asked as a kid what I wanted to be when I grew up, I gave the normal “I don’t know” type of answer. I wasn’t going to deny the fact that I had no clue what I wanted to be or what I wanted to do. My peers would give their answers and to this day, some have actually become what they said they wanted to be. For me, it was rather simple. I knew at an early age I wanted to do something no one else would do. I wanted to be the person that sailed into the wind, went against the grain, did the unexpected things. I didn’t want all the fame and glory, I just wanted to be different that those around me. The question I always asked myself was “How can I distinguish myself apart from everyone else?” A heavy question for a kid trying to grow up, wouldn’t you say? It was the time period I grew up in. People pushing the success way of life in your face, forcing you to decide on a job or career that would encompass the rest of your life. The thought of sitting behind a desk or staring at a computer for 11 hours a day made me sick. It was hard to concentrate when everything around you shouted money and success when all you really wanted was adventure. So, despite my deep desire to run, I started walking with the rest of society. I allowed others to influence me in ways that governed my very way of life. I began to pursue jobs and careers in an attempt to be happy because thats what worked for my neighbors but for me, I remained empty inside.
I love God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. I know that a life with these three isn’t the most popular choice of today’s working class citizens. However, a life lived out for God is a free life unlike any other. This life has lead me to a university where I met some of my life long friends. It has lead me to different countries on many different occasions to work and play. I’ve never had the urge to be something I wasn’t to please some boss or higher official. My boss created the universe so the fact that I’m following behind Him makes Him happy. It’s this life that I’ve chosen that makes me happy. Reading The Bible and hearing what it says and then following that is all I can ask of myself. That’s all God asks of me so why would do more than what He says? I have a wonderful relationship with God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. I talk to them and they talk back to me. I know who I am in this life and no one will ever change that. I follow after God and where He is leading me heart so as to love as many people as I possibly can. There is too much hate in this world today, we need more love and it starts with just one person. Once we understand who we are to God, we are free to live and do whatever our hearts are leading us to do.
“Esse Quam Videri”
“To Be Rather Than To Appear”
We’ve all been called to be something in this world, not to appear to be something. I know the reality of who I am as a Child of God and through that reality, I love and love and love and love and will continue to love until my last day. It’s all about Jesus.
37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” ~Matthew 22:37-40