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Accomplishment

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Accomplishment

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.

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Proverbs 16: 3

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

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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!

Cheers!

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  • BARKLESSWAGMORE
    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
  • no profile photo CD5454268
    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!

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    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
  • FLAMINGOLESLIE
    Just always remember that "God is enough"!!!! Prayers coming your way!-Leslie emoticon
    4067 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5217955
    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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