Monday, September 20, 2010

Joyful When It Counts - LIFE on PURPOSE...

 

Over the last two weeks or so I have written about Joy and how if you want to live your life full of joy then it’s critical you keep the right perspective, and understand what your priorities are.  Both are important, but having a purpose to live for is by far the most important.  

Unless you live out everyday with a purpose for your life it will be impossible for you to find lasting joy.  Life gets very difficult, and sometimes down right nasty, it’s a universal truth that all humans face:

Life is Hard!

If you don’t live with purpose, if you don’t live “intentional” then you’ll move through life working on one “squeaky wheel” after another never really accomplishing anything.  
 
Look at the world around us, especially here in our country, society is totally preoccupied with self gratification.  Most of the world is focused on what will make “ME” happy, what will make “ME” richer, what is the best thing for “ME”?  Our media speaks to, and directly feeds this desire to serve “ME”!!!

If we have something to live for, something we “stand” for, the difficulties in life are much easier to endure, because you can look at them as “problems and roadblocks that need to be overcome in order to fulfill your purpose”.  The “purpose” and “meaning” for my life are things that I have been thinking about, praying about, and trying to understand now for the last few years.  I certainly don’t have it all figured out, but I can tell you with 100% certainty that the more I work on living on purpose, the more clear direction I have for my life.  I wake up each morning with energy, drive, and endurance to work through hard times because I know why I’m “doing it all”...  It’s not always easy, and it’s certainly not “intuitive” but like most things the more I do it the easier it becomes...  

The real question is, are you living for something on purpose or just living?   


-Christopher Behnke

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