One of the reasons why I decided to start a blog and actually give it the title “where are you… Where are you going?”, can actually be summarized in a very few words. I want my life to really count. And if I can inspire somebody to think the way I do, and do the things I do to make my life count, than at least in this small portion of my life I have succeeded big time.
At the end if my life, I want my wife and kids, my friends and loved ones to say that I was the husband, the father and the man that I was created to be. That I lived my life exceptionally well and left this earth with no regrets. I want to leave a legacy that generations after me will not easily forget.
I want to go out with a deep satisfaction that I did my best to serve God and my family. I want to leave this place knowing that I was able to discover God’s purpose for my life and align myself with his highest and best usage of it.
Unfortunately, not too many men dream this way.
At the end of his life. Mark Twain wrote about the saddest and most unfortunate unfolding a life lived without purpose. He writes,
A myriad of men are born; they labor and sweat and struggle;…they squabble and scold and fight; they scramble for little mean advantages over each other; age creeps upon them; infirmities follow; …those they love are taken from them, and the joy of life is turned to aching grief. It (the release) comes at last–the only unpoisoned gift earth ever had for them–and they vanish from a world where they were of no consequence,…a world which will lament them a day and forget them forever.
What a tragedy!
Nobody should go out that way. That is why finding purpose is so so important. It changes everything. Everything rises and everything fall with or without it. It will change you.
Finding purpose in life is a motivating factor.
Finding purpose in life helps you to focus on the most important things and set priorities.
Finding purpose in life will create a spiritual, emotional and psychological balance in you.
Finding purpose will strengthen your faith and bring you a sense of well being and fulfillment.
Finding your purpose in life will teach you that life is not only about you, but also about others.
Finding your purpose will help you discern the difference between significance and success.
Funding your purpose in life will position you to affect lives now and generations to come.
In all thy getting, get purpose!