What Chadwick Boseman’s death taught me
Chadwick quoted Jeremiah 29:11:
“I know the plans I have towards; plans of good and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope”.
He quoted this scripture 2years ago, when he was battling with colon cancer; stage III colon cancer!!
Some of us might want to ask questions, especially about his cancer. The truth is, a lot of us have many other questions, but I want to focus on his faith.
What kind of faith would make you quote that scripture when you’re fighting cancer?
He was a young man, 43 years old and many people would ask why he had to die that young. I’m not in Chadwick’s mind, but I think it’s safe to say he died fulfilled; even more fulfilled than some who died at 80, leaving grandchildren behind.
In the same video he quoted that scripture, he emphasized on living based on purpose.
Yes, cancer took him, but it didn’t win. Look at all his achievements, all the lives he touched, all his legacies. For me, I’d say it’s Chadwick 99% — Cancer1%. Who won? It’s Chadwick.
I see the life he lived and he didn’t victimize himself. The public didn’t even know about his cancer. He lived a life of purpose, even up till few months before his death(which I think he knew would eventually happen).
It’s an unfair world outhere, but are you victimizing yourself or paving way for yourself to shine your light; to live a life of purpose.
I learnt these things:
1. Time doesn’t negotiate with you, live your best life and make the most impact while you can. Be relevant.
2. Don’t let situations determine your faith (Chadwick knew God had good plans for him, so he pursued the good life, not minding his cancer). Always remember that scripture.
3. Death doesn’t nullify people’s achievements. It only stings because of the emotional attachment other people have. As for the dead, we know they are in a better place as long as they’re believers.
In conclusion, Chadwick lived and preached purpose. For whatever reason, death didn’t take him, God did.
Have a life full of Relevance