Joseph Iregbu

Purpose Guy

The Greatest Tragedy

This week, the world woke up to the news of the tragic death of Dr. Myles Munroe (aged 60) in a plane crash that claimed the lives of his wife (Ruth Ann Munroe) and some ministers of the church he pastored.

The Greatest Tragedy

A tragic tragedy

According to multiple reports, the small Executive Jet crashed into a crane at a shipyard near the airport. Sadly, Dr. Munroe was due to host his annual Global Leadership Forum this week.

Notably, he had a profound impact on many people from various walks of life. From the little I knew of his ministry, he was passionate about purpose, leadership and the Kingdom of God.

He was best known as a best-selling author, transformational leader and Bible teacher. Speaking of Dr. Munroe, William Wilson, President of Oral Roberts University said:

“Dr. Munroe’s work in extending Christ’s Kingdom in our generation was exemplary and world changing.”

Death – a common reality

Death is a common reality for everyone, if Christ tarries. And though we hurt as a result, God is not taken by surprise when it comes. Recently, I was reminded of that lesson when I lost the man I grew up to know as my ‘second father’.

The real question you should ask yourself is not why God allows death in the world but whether you’re ready when it comes.

“The righteous man perishes, and no one lays it to heart; devout men are taken away, while no one understands. For the righteous man is taken away from calamity; he enters into peace; they rest in their beds who walk in their uprightness” — Isaiah 57:1-2

Are you living with eternity in view?

The greatest tragedy

As we ponder the tragic incident that will surely have a profound impact on Dr. Munroe’s family and close associates, make no mistake about the fact that death is not the greatest tragedy we’re faced with. In his words, Dr. Munroe often said:

“The greatest tragedy in life is not death but a life without purpose.”

It has been said that the richest place on earth is the cemetery — many die without fulfilling their God-given assignment and go to the grave ‘full’ of untapped potentials.

Don’t go to the grave with the gifts God has put in you. Use them here. Run the race set before you here. Fulfil your purpose here. Quit procrastinating personal change.

Heaven has no award for unused resources. This is your chance, our chance, to live the God-intended life. Let the world remember you for the God-centered life you led, not the potential you died with. — Click to share this

Don’t waste your life.

Question: What impact did Dr. Myles Munroe’s ministry and work have on you personally over the years?

About Joseph Iregbu

From a homeless, near-school-dropout to living a story worth telling. Purpose is my passion. What's your story?

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3 Replies

  1. I honestly didn’t know who he was until his death, but now I’m hearing so many talk of him and how he impacted/touched their lives. I spoke with my family about him and they knew more of him than I did.
    My heart and prayers go out to the family and friends who are grieving.

    So thankful that in Christ, the grave isn’t the end! He has overcome.

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