Sunday, December 9, 2007

Greater Purpose

We often go through life attempting to make good use of the time we've been given on this earth. Many people have different views on what life is supposed to be. The way you live your life is depended upon what you think the purpose of your life is.

Outlook + Actions = Outcome

The outlook on your life will determine your actions and your actions will determine your outcome. Those who are not mindful of what they believe and what they do, will be at the mercy of their circumstances. That is to say that if your outlook on life is that you are here on earth for no particular reason, and there is nothing special about you, then you will act as though you life is purposeless. Then, after years of living your life like it is purposeless, you will end up with a life that is fruitless.


I personally believe we were created for many purposes. An individual is responsible for carrying out their specific purpose in their own lives. Nobody else is accountable for what you do with your life. Regardless of how you were raised or who you hang out with, you are responsible for your life and liable for your decisions. The lack of owning up to your actions and decisions shows lack of clarity of that person's purposes.

A Greater Purpose

I think there is a bit of confusion between what skill a person is exceptional in and what that person's purpose is. Bill Gates is worth about 54 billion dollars. He is leaving about $10 million dollars to each of his children when he dies. The rest is going to charitable organizations. So what is Bill Gates's purpose in life? Is it to develop computer programs that make it easier for me to create spreadsheets or is it to help millions of people by giving of from what he was given?

There are so many different explanations people have for the human race and why we even exist. From psychics to scientist, people have their own beliefs on what humans beings are doing on earth. I don't claim to have all the answers and I don't trust any scientist, theologian, sage, or mystic that tries to convince me that they know everything about humans and the universe.

I fall under the category of believing that there is a God who has set this universe into motion and still sustains this universe's existence. We are still responsible for our actions and decisions. We as humans have the free will to choose what path to follow. But it is hard for me to doubt the possibility of there being a greater purpose. A purpose beyond what we as humans can imagine and may not see in our lifetime.

This is why it is important that to start seeking and understanding your purpose. You should never be complacent about your existence and your purpose. You are here for a reason. There is much more to you than you may have even realized. The sooner you can first acknowledge that fact and start seeking your purpose, the more you will be in control of actions thus influencing your outcome. It is up to you to decide. Choose wisely.

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2 comments:

Dar said...

Do you have a source for the stated post-mortem distribution of Bill Gates's wealth?

RalphJP said...

I first read about it in the Forbes Billionaire Issue that came out about six months ago. Forbes did not specify how much Gates was leaving but according to About.com the number was appox 10 million dollars
http://marriage.about.com/od/entrepreneurs/p/billgates.htm