Don’t be afraid to live your life on purpose
What do I mean by living your life on purpose? There are too many of us in this world that get up every morning because they have to. There are even more that lead earthly lives because they want to fit in. More than that there are people who see the sun set and are prepared to do it all again, even though they’re not sure why.
Are you one of those people? Do you know your purpose?
There was a young-man that stayed at my house this weekend who knows his purpose. He knows when he gets up in the morning where he wants to be. He goes to bed at night dreaming of images that he’s created and creating. For the first time in six weeks my oldest son, Grant, was home. As he told his mom, it felt good. It felt good for all of us.
Since my last post, there have been some news in this house. Grant has been accepted in to an architectural class, at UC, that culminates in a 10-day “field trip” to Italy. Jessica has celebrated her 16th birthday and now enjoys the open road, minus the training wheels. Colin set a Personal Record for the 2-mile run @11:40. (I hope Jess doesn’t go that fast :-))
Yes, I now have many more gray hairs. Connie, for some strange reason, does not. (I wonder how that happens :-)) She continues to be the true servant leader that she’s always been. I’ve started a new job and recently delivered my message of HOPE to the congregation of my former church. Just typing all of that makes me tired.
I’m digging for and rinsing off my purpose with reckless abandon. That just seems to be the way that I’m wired. Last Sunday you could see the sparks from those wires. I delivered the message during the time of that’s reserved for the sermon at my former church. The moment was prepared for me and I was prepared for the moment. It wasn’t perfect. Some may consider this bad news. There were certain pieces that I forgot and other pieces that I didn’t emphasize enough, but it felt good to talk about it.
What’s important is that it’s out. Now, is the time to rinse it some more. The Hilliard Rotary wants to hear it on October 31st, Halloween. Humph.
For most of my life I didn’t have a clue about my purpose. I didn’t even know what I believed in or why it mattered.
My purpose is being revealed. Not only to my audiences, but also to me.
Are you interested in hearing how I’ve found it? Do you want to know how you can find yours?