Sharing my Birthday with the Bitcoin Halving
🍰 I am excited for today. Not only is it my birthday, but it is also a momentous occasion for the Bitcoin network.
A little story
Last night, my wife and sons met up with my parents, as well as my brother's family at my grandparent's home. The purpose of the gathering was to celebrate Mother's Day and my birthday, but also to sort through old items that my grandparents left behind after they passed away.
The house was filled with items you would see from the 70's such as corded phones, flowered wallpaper, and a tube television that had nothing remotely close to WiFi capabilities. It was like “walking into a time warp” as my mother described it.
My boys, as well as my nieces and nephew, were ravaging through different items they wanted to take back home with them, since, whatever wasn't taken would be thrown out, never to be seen again.
As I was gazing through the dusty closets in my grandparent's abandoned bedrooms, I experienced an intense realization that stuck in my head and nestled into my heart. I had realized that all the stuff my grandparent's had accumulated over the years was, in essence, now rendered meaningless.
Obviously, there are a few items that hold sentimental value such as photos or other small trinkets. But, other than that, I saw most of it as just... junk. Lifeless, dusty, rusted, meaningless, good for nothing trash that serves no purpose whatsoever.
The things that my grandparents spent their entire lives working for and accumulating looked nothing other than... empty. I shared this conversation with my wife once we returned home and she wholeheartedly agreed with my divine revelation.
All this to say, I came to the realization that I don't want more things in my life. More lifeless junk to take up space and pick up dust. If someone gets me an item, I will happily express my gratitude for thinking of me. But, what I really want is to know God more deeply. I want stronger, more intimate relationships. I want to experience life in a way that lasts into eternity.
After all, let's face it... we are not taking anything with us to Heaven. The above message is what I wanted to share with you all today. To me, God's wisdom, and His perspective on the world is what I truly crave. Knowing Him on a deeper level is the ultimate gift in my eyes that no earthly possession can match.
The Bitcoin halving will be taking place in a matter of hours. Who knows how the event will affect the price of BTC. Honestly, I am not that concerned about it. I have confidence that many boats will rise in the digital asset space over time and am not in a rush to see that happen.
Miners, of course, will experience a lower block reward for the work they do to process transactions on the network. The network needs to remain secure, continuing to create incentives for miners instead of push them away. I do believe that Bitcoin will play a major role in the digital economy, along with Ethereum and XRP among others.
Today, on my birthday, I am thankful for all you friends both here on Coil and also on Twitter. I am thankful for this blogging journey and where it has taken me over the past 9 months. I see SO MUCH potential with Coil and the Web Monetization ecosystem as a whole.
I am thankful for what God is doing in me and through me as I continue listening to Him, and as He helps guide my path. The future looks bright and I will stop at nothing to see His Kingdom flourish, pushing the darkness back one day at a time.
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