I think at least everyone that somehow landed here at my little place on this digital planet has asked themselves at least once “Why am I here?” I think deep down it is what keeps those folks curious. Why? I know I’ve been asking lately. To my surprise last Sunday’s sermon was about “why? and “how to live your life with purpose?”
I don’t want to get into a religious debate here and I will move along quickly, but it hit me. Hit me hard. The three main talking points about why and a little bit about the how you find out why were.
- Know Jesus
- Serve others
- Be you
I don’t always write sermon notes down because I don’t honestly hear the messages all the time. My mind is always racing and thinking and in some ways I am a bit ADD in my thoughts while at Church. I am not proud of it, but I am truthful. But this one stuck with me. You see, right before Church I receive a message from a friend and a business partner in my work about how I did something and ruined something. I don’t want to go into more detail than that. I was bummed. This thing I ruined I poured my heart into it. I hated hearing I ruined it. It had me distracted and this coupled with the sermon about Why got me focused on thinking about why am I here?
I wrote down a few things about why I think I am here.
- To Inspire others with my gifts and my passion
- To serve and love others
- To be a great father & show the world that marriage is great
So I am trying to live these out this week. I’ve been mostly successful. But in all honestly reached a point of exhaustion today. Writing this stuff down to share has helped me remember what is important. Thankfully I get to ride my Krampus in the morning followed by a weekend soccer tournament with my incredible wife and kids.
So…Thanks for letting me share. Now go and get out there and see what this world has to offer? I know I intend too. I am continually amazed at the beauty that is there if you go looking for it. I’ve got a surprise up my sleeve as well that I’ll share in a few weeks that I hope inspires folks.