Monday, July 10, 2006

The Meaning of Life

I believe that every person on earth was born for a reason...a purpose. The Bible says God knew you before you were born. So, He knew what your purpose would be even before you breathed your first breath. And I believe one can only find true happiness once that purpose is put into action. Which brings me to today's blog...What is my purpose? I really wish I had a full grasp on it. I know that God blessed me with a love for the written word, which is why I am a journalist, but I don't believe that's my purpose. I also know that God gave me a heart for people, and a love for children. I think we're getting closer. I always believed that working in television, in journalism, was good because I was helping people by keeping them informed. But, I'm not so sure anymore.

For example, when Hurricane Katrina happened, I was working diligently at my job, letting everyone know the situation along the gulf coast. But, all I kept thinking was "I need to be down there helping." Some of the greatest memories I have...some of my happiest moments in life, was volunteering at Camp Smile a Mile, Alabama's camp for children with cancer. So, I know what I need to do...I need to be involved with something that helps people...something that could possibly put a smile on their faces, even if for just a moment. But I don't know exactly where.

I know that I can still do my job and love it just as much as I always have, as long as I get involved somewhere else. Life is too short to live it for just me. I want to make it my mission to love others...love those that no one loves...and befriend those that need friends. That's my mission in life...

What is your mission? I pray that you will let God show you...and live for that mission everyday. BEcause what is life, without purpose?

2 comments:

jamleah said...

I worked in TV too, Nicole. And I can tell you that it can be discouraging to be around constant negativity. So, you are 100% right. Find an outlet that is positive. Find another one of your God-given purposes. Stay encouraged!

jamleah said...

I worked in TV too, Nicole. And I can tell you that it can be discouraging to be around constant negativity. So, you are 100% right. Find an outlet that is positive. Find another one of your God-given purposes. Stay encouraged!