Monday, April 30, 2012

The Quest for Purpose


"Everything in the universe has a purpose. Indeed, the invisible intelligence that flows through everything in a purposeful fashion is also flowing through you." - Wayne Dyer

Everyone's purpose in life is different. An understanding of one's self is a prerequisite to finding purpose. Some purposes take on a worldview, and others do not. But they are equally important because we are all connected.

I once had a friend named Albert. He was an older gentleman. Albert was a wise man, and I told him so. I even said, "Albert, it seems to me you should have been a preacher." Albert said, "God didn't call me to be a preacher. But He called me to raise two." Both of his sons were Baptist ministers.

A couple of weeks ago, I presented a servant leadership workshop in Athens, Alabama. During the last hour of the presentation, we discussed purpose. I will never forget the words of a retired minister, Reverend White, who was in attendance. He said, "Once you find your purpose, there is nothing like it."

I concur with Reverend White. But notice he said "Once you find it..." He has an essential point. In order to find something, you must first seek it. And that's the fun part of the journey.

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