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Thursday, March 25, 2010


Proverbs 13: 12

12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick,
but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.

13 He who scorns instruction will pay for it,
but he who respects a command is rewarded.


Proverbs 16: 3

3 Commit to the LORD whatever you do,
and your plans will succeed.


After half a century of thought on the subject, I still do not know what my purpose is. I have thought a lot about it because I know we are all supposed to have one. For a long time, I equated my passion as my purpose, but I am not so sure now. My passion is teaching, more specifically, I get passionate about working with students who are transitioning to the new environment and still need a little nurturing and direction. I have come to understand, though, that the education machine is a broken with corruption. Students and parents come in with a sense of entitlement and expect to get a quick and easy "drive-through" product for their money. I am not sure I even want to be here anymore. Sometimes I feel like I have been raped of my integrity.

On the other hand, I know it is not about what I want. I have to trust in the Lord that if HE doesn't want me here, HE will drop another opportunity in my lap. I certainly would not know what to pursue at this point.

Patience is the most difficult lesson for me. If I could work that one problem out, I imagine all of my answers would come to me easily enough.

I hope you have found and live for your purpose everyday!


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    Thanks for the powerful meaningful thought provoking blog. I also wonder often about my purpose but do agree that it changes as life progresses. I know right now my main purpose is to be a Mom to my only child who is about to embark on his new life journey to college. I have a lot of fears and wonders creeping up regarding what my main purpose will be when he is off next fall...... guess i will pray a lot! i also work in the school system and I work in the counseling area of a public high school. Although there have been many days I have been disillusioned with the system I always try to remember that it is all about the kids for me and that brings me back to my work purpose!
    4066 days ago
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    Our purpose changes as we progress through life. I'll bet there was a time you thought your purpose was to be a great mom. Your purpose of being a teacher is still so important - just because others have a sense of entitlement, doesn't mean you have to give up your standards. Hold your ground!

    4067 days ago
  • JLWOF1
    I often wonder what my purpose is. Still don't know. I guess God will let me know when he thinks when I'm ready. Keep up the great blogs, I'm really enjoying them.
    4067 days ago
    Just always remember that "God is enough"!!!! Prayers coming your way!-Leslie emoticon
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    All your words echo mine. I guess minus the complete experience with feeling "raped." I do so in other areas. I'll have to fill you in one of these days. I'm feeling a little stuck and/or "Lost" (tee-hee) right now in my own life. Working on weight seems to be the only area I have control over. Sometimes this isn't enough.
    4067 days ago
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