Finite: – having a limited nature or existence, having definite or definable limits, restricted.
Years ago, I was having a conversation with my mom about my future plans. I was a high school sophomore at the time. There were goals and ideas I had for the future, but I was worried and so uncertain about my life. I remember the beautiful words my mom told me that day, “Naomi, we’re finite, God’s infinite”. That moment something inside of me ignited. It’s crazy to explain but those words were so powerful to me and they have stuck with me all these years. That day even as a 15 year old, I remember telling my mom that I was going to use the name “Finite” for something someday. Little did I know how much that word would be a symphony of my life.
In the Bible it talks about how our life is but a vapor or a mist that is here today and gone tomorrow. (Psalms 103; James 4:14). The very genesis of humans is finite. We were crafted and shaped out of dust but when God breathed life into us, we become endowed with greatness. We were born with unending potential, but life has a way of making us only focus on how finite we are. Even at times when we are broken or we have gone down a wrong path and gotten lost along the way, God still loves us unconditionally, unrestricted, and unrestrained. When we are limited, God is unlimited. When we are fragile, God is all powerful. When we stumble, God picks us up. When we make a mess of things, God creates beauty out of our mess. When we are afraid, God is peace. When we are lonely, God is our comfort.
The thought that we are finite may seem a bit discouraging. But when you think about how fragile life is and how quickly life passes by; it makes us realize how precious life is. It makes us realize how every moment counts and how responsible we should be with our time here on earth. Because life is finite, it should beg the question of “who do I want to be” and “what legacy do I want to leave behind”. Maybe in your life right now you carry many regrets. Maybe you do not like who you have become. You may feel like you have wasted too much time and have made too many mistakes. You may feel like you have no hope left for the journey. I want to tell you that it is not over. The story of your life is still being written. It is never too late to start anew.
In closing, I do not know what all God will do with this website and the name Finite1 but I give it all to him. After all, I am the finite one but I thank God that he is the infinite one.
Infinite: – subject to no limitation or external determination, unbounded, and indefinitely, inconceivably, great and extensive.
Love, Naomi Noel