One of the greatest gifts I have been blessed with is the birth and life of my son.
Like most parents, I want the best for him. I want him to be happy, I want him to be full of joy.
I realize how blessed I am to have been given this little life to teach and to bring to adulthood and then send out into the world.
As I have seen his needs met from infancy (food, milk, water, clothes, a home), I have witnessed him grow into a new toddler. My husband and I often ponder what he will “be like” as he ages.
We can already see the character he is developing: strong, independent, curious.
At this moment in time we are meeting his physical needs but also his emotional needs: we shower him with love and relationships.
When I think of the future though, I realize that my desire is for him to find his calling in life. So many people are deeply unhappy. I see it manifested on their Facebook statuses, in their conversations, through their general demeanor. We all have moments of unhappiness and discontent, but so many people I know seem so deeply empty and unhappy.
I want my son to know, to believe there is more in life. To believe there is a reason for his existence, for his dreams, for his destination.
I want him to know that life is not futile, that we are more than bodies seeking reason and fulfillment from materials around us. I deeply long for my son to have PURPOSE in his life.
Reflecting on how I want him to have purpose, I am only forced to ask myself the very same question.
What has my purpose in life been?
Is this truly my deepest purpose?
What is my passion?
How does my passion and purpose align?
We are never too old to ask ourselves these questions. We are never too old to evaluate where we are in life.
Is the life we are living the one HE meant for us to live?
And we know that is all things GOD works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
DAILY PRAYER: LORD, make your purpose for my life clear to me, no matter how surprising or unexpected it may be. Give me strength to examine who and what I am living my life for. Amen.