Have you thought about your funeral lately? I know. Most people just don’t want to think about that. But from time to time I think about my end with the purpose of assessing if I am on the right track. You see it I don’t think about the direction I am going I will not end up accomplishing what I believe I am here to do.
Life without purpose if like driving a car focusing only on the wheels without any sense of direction.
Without a sense of purpose in life, one busy day just follows another. Like a gerbil running frantically on its wheel, we get nowhere.
It is strange how the young people can often see it better than adults.
“It’s all about wheels or direction,” this eleven year old said with all seriousness.
I pondered her words as I began to grasp their importance.
“If you just focus on the wheels, you don’t see where you are headed. You miss that completely.”
Wheels are important. Finances. Education. Health. Vacations. Career.
But it’s essential that we spend time considering what our purpose is.
Years ago my life took an unexpected turn. My plan A, my hopes and dreams of what I really longed for in life, came crumbling down. I was forced to pray and listen again in the stillness. I had to face the hard questions about life and purpose.
Answers did not come immediately but over days and weeks I began to sense that longing I had had since younger days to help others, to serve, to make a difference one person at a time.
Plan B began to unfold as I put God first in my life. Slowly an opportunity opened up from an unexpected place and I stepped forward.
Wheels or direction? How about you?
Consider the direction of your life. Is your life heading where you want it too?
Maybe it’s time to develop your life plan.