Well, I’m back! I have not written a blog for quite a while now and thought it was time. Hope you enjoy my musings.
So let’s start with where I am at right now. I have been thinking a lot about PURPOSE. Why do we do what we do? What makes us get up in the mornings to face a new day?
Most people who know me would be surprised that I am thinking about all this stuff. I have done a lot in my life – a lot of it I am proud of, a lot of it were huge learning curves, some stuff, I’m not so proud of.
Lately I have been thinking about what my purpose is? Sure, I sing, release albums, speak – I really love all of it, but for a very long time I have been wondering if there was ‘something more’. I felt like I was missing something. And this has brought me back to square one – why I am here, I mean ‘what am I REALLY here for”?
My guess is that many people feel this way – and many people in ministry feel this way. But we never do anything about it. We are too busy stuck in the machine, going through the motions, keeping appointments, getting that message ready, putting together a Sunday service, a conference, making sure the house runs smoothly.
So this pervading feeling just lingers there in the back of our minds, never being dealt with. Some people never deal with it because the ramifications are huge. It means huge life changes. Maybe for some, it means changing jobs, moving to a new city – you know, lots of scary stuff.
I believe an awakening starts when we CONFRONT this question and begin to dig really deep within ourselves. The only thing I know for sure is that we will come to a dead-end if we don’t do it with God. He needs to be the central part of this.
So that’s where I am starting. I am actually on day 2 of The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren. I think it’s easy when you have been a Christian a long time to think: “I know my purpose, I know my vision”. But I have decided that I don’t really know anything and I want to confront this issue head on.
Let the awakening begin! Let me know your thoughts,