To my Canadian followers, (and Canadians at heart) I hope you had a blessed Thanksgiving weekend! It’s Reading Week for me, so I’m pretty much in “vacation” mode, while finding myself kicking myself in the butt! I have work to get done man! LOL. It’s all good, as long as you’re able to balance it out. Spend time with your friends and family, but remember to take care of your responsibilities. That is, if you’re a student — get to work son! Be accountable for your occupation/role. Cool? 🙂
I look at the calendar and it just surprises me how fast time is passing. We’re nearly in the middle of October. Soon enough, we’ll be seeing some of those movember staches growing out. (eww, but power to ya!)
You’ve probably noticed that my posts have often been centred on motivating, encouraging, and inspiring you to do what you love, what’s best for you… you, you and YOU! And for that, I’m sorry. Why are you sorry? Well, let’s just say I have a friend who reminded me that my life’s purpose doesn’t start with me, it starts with God. – Which I was definitely well aware, but you know, I’m human. I get full of myself, and focus on what I want, what I need.
Isn’t this the society we’ve come to know? The “me” lens. I once wrote a post on Facebook, ages ago, about looking at life from God’s perspective, He knows you – after all, He’s you’re creator. How am I supposed to do that? I’m not God. Exactly. We can’t see what’s in our future, we aren’t psychics; we can’t dictate what will happen in our future, nor can we determine the exact purpose of our lives if we look within ourselves. Our profs, textbooks, and scholars articles cannot define what our purpose is. As Rick Warren puts it, “If I handed you an invention you had never seen before, you wouldn’t know its purpose, and the invention itself wouldn’t be able to tell you either. Only the creator or the owner’s manual could reveal its purpose.” (Purpose Driven Life, p. 22, 2002). The only way to know our purpose is to look to our creator, the engineer of our lives – God.
Join me as I start reading The Purpose-Driven Life, by Rick Warren. I’ll share my reflections and insight as to what I’m learning from this book, as well as about myself and why I was created, what my purpose is, what the point is to this life.
If you’re interested to get the book, there’s actually a free PDF version online you can find with a simple Google search 🙂 It’s worth it, because you are 😉