Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Purpose Is As Purpose Does...

I was watching the local news yesterday, which is not something that I do often. Anyway, they featured a local obstetrician who was over 90 years old. His story was significant because he had single handedly delivered around 15,000 babies. His deliveries span across generations. He delivered entire families in some instances. The story featured daughters, mothers, grandmothers, and great-grandmothers that were all delivered by this one amazing doctor.

He had a family of his own. He and his wife were parents of five children. When he met his wife, decades ago, he told her that the woman he married would need to understand that she would come third in his life. His life was centered by God, his patients, and his family (in that order). Amazingly enough, his wife was okay with that. She even bragged about how good a husband and father he has been. I am not to sure about how I would feel if I was third in my husband’s life, but I digress.

That doctor was fully aware of his purpose and has spent his life fulfilling it. What struck me most about this news story is the fact that the doctor’s life wasn’t that amazing to him. In his mind, delivering 15,000 babies was simply the result of him doing what he has always wanted to do. And that was just to be a good doctor.

Some of you have been wasting valuable time trying to discover some mystical, larger than life---divine purpose. When all a long, your reason for existence, desired effect, or purpose in life is simply to be the very best that you can be. As a result of just simply fulfilling that (being your very best), the larger than life---divine things will reveal themselves to you.

Start with what you know, what you are good at, and what you can begin to actively do right now if you really want to discover your purpose.

To Blog…Nakeia

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