Friday, March 21, 2008

FAITH FORWARD FRIDAY: A PURPOSE DRIVEN LIFE & THE LOVE LIST 78-79

My Virtual Twin Sister, Just Write Now! With Sharon has a very interesting post up titled "I Exist, Therefore I AM...And Now You're Telling Me I Have to Have a Purpose Too?" I believe she is making the case that no one has just a single purpose that we have many purposes as we move through life. I found her post to be provocative and challenging. I happen to lovingly disagree with her perspective. I believe we all have a single purpose: To Love fully, wholly and without reservation, regret and fear. In doing this, all manner of calling, avocation, profession, and work is a manifestation of LOVE. To me purpose isn't about the best thing you can do or be. It is how fully can you come to love and radiate love out to the world. Whether you are serving coffee at Starbucks during the morning rush or teaching pre-schoolers the itsy-bitsy spider song, your purpose is to do all that you do with LOVE in LOVE..not do what you do and hope you find love while doing it. I am sensing that most folks think purpose is some deep abiding call from on High. It is, but it is simple and simply Love. It is not feeding hungry children in Kenya or Mississippi, it is feeding hungry children in Kenya and Mississippi with LOVE. LOVE is the driving force. Not the other way around. And so I can see how folks can miss this little turn on a purpose driven life. Love is still for many a concept to achieve rather than a state of being. I am learning this myself and I am in awe of surrendering to this notion of LOVE IS. My purpose is to be loving in my life and allow that love to radiate out to the world. What I get to do for money, and what I get to do for service to the world may not be one and the same, but what is the common denominator is that I work and serve in LOVE with LOVE. As I move through my life things will change, but what is constant and sustaining is Love. That is the foundation for a purpose driven life.

The Love List 78-79
  • 78. He Reminds Me That I Too, Must Make Time For Love. No matter how hectic MY life gets.
  • 79. Appreciates My Artist's Soul.

4 comments:

Mizrepresent said...

Loved this post, by far one of your best! Keep loving gurl!

Lovebabz said...

Miz, coming from you this is a compliment of the highest order! Thank you so much!

Sharon said...

I hear you on this Babz and all I can say is that if indeed love is your singular purpose in life, you are well on your way to being a smashing success!!!

Lovebabz said...

Hello Sharon,

Love is your purpose too! And you are well on your way! You are already a smashing success!