Toddler, tweens, teens, 20’s, 30’s, 40s… and here I go… 50’s.
In what decade do we learn the meaning of life? In what decade do we finally figure out our life purpose? And at what age does God start molding wisdom throughout our soul? When do our bad choices in life turn into our greatest testimonies?
Is everyone’s life purpose different? Or is God leading us all toward the same final path?
I’m sure we could debate this for hours, right? But since I’ve became ill, I find I have a lot more time on my hands to ponder these things.
Here are my thoughts about our journey:
Our life purpose lies within the choice/circumstance that changed our life pivotally. Good choice, bad choice, painful circumstance, joyous circumstance, the list goes on forever because each one of our lives are so completely different.
Examples could be: You were born with parents whom were addicted to street drugs. You spent your childhood in fear. You never knew who’s house you would end up sleeping in, or if you would have food to fill your tummy. Needless to say, this circumstance changed your life pivotally. So your life purpose most likely would be something that protects children, or someone who counsels people with addiction (these are just examples).
Finding your purpose is found by looking at your life. God doesn’t allow things to happen to us for no reason. If you find yourself in a job that annoys you, or completely drives you crazy… then you’re obviously not following your life purpose.
Another example? The happiest time of your life was when you found that special person to share your life with. You loved picking out your dress, your decorations, your flowers, etc… and your wedding was a huge event! When you look back on it, wonderful thoughts fill your head. Your life purpose could be to become a wedding planner. A person who plans the perfect wedding! Your mission could be to create the most joyful memories for people. Your passion could be seeing the smiles on their faces as they say, “I do”.
Life purposes are a combination of people (helping them, making them laugh, bringing joy to their faces, protecting them, etc.) And of your life circumstances/choices.
Finding your life purpose takes a lot of soul-searching.
My life purpose was met by becoming a Christian Life Coach. Helping others figure out their purpose, and creating goals for them to achieve them. Also helping people overcome terrible situations, in order to grow into the person God created them to be. I found a spark when I worked, a passion, and an ongoing interest in my clients.
Becoming sick involved a period of mourning the life I once knew, and creating a life I could still enjoy.
Thus, I spend a lot of my time writing when I’m not too sick to do so. It makes me happy, and there is no reason I can’t share with you what I’ve learned throughout the last 13 years as a coach. I’m still a coach at heart, and always will be one.
The next question I have, “Is God leading us all toward the same final path?” As odd as this sounds… I believe the answer is, “Yes”. Obviously only God knows the answer, but I personally believe that our final path involves the two most important commandments of all:
Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all they mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets” Matthew 7:12
For when we love God, we seek him, we talk to him, and we get to know him personally. We are also able to hear from him, to discern his answers to questions, and to see the gifts and blessings he bestows upon us.
When we do this… the second commandment becomes much easier. And here’s the deal: when we truly love thy neighbor, we do so without judgement. We throw judgement out the window, and we leave it to God.
We have no right to make someone feel bad for their choices. We have no right to shame another person because they’re different from us. And we have no right not reaching out in love and support to our brothers and sisters. Love is all that matters my friends.
I promise you that when you’re on your deathbed; as we ALL will be. That LOVE will be the only thing that matters. Love for your husband/wife/partner, love for your kids, your grandkids, love for your entire family, and your friends. That’s it… that’s the path God is leading us all toward, and its the same path for all of us.
Different families? yes… different friends? yes. But love is our final path my friends. I believe this with all my heart. This is what we must all strive for… because love is the answer to everything.
God bless all of you,