The purpose of your life is far greater than your own personal fulfillment, peace of mind, or even your happiness. It's far greater than your family, your career, or even your wildest dreams and ambitions. If you want to know why you were placed on this planet, you must begin with God. You were born BY his purpose and FOR his purpose. ~ Rick Warren
I have always loved this quote by Rick Warren from A Purpose Driven Life. Prior to September 3rd though, I focused on the words fulfillment, happiness, careers and dreams. Certainly my Godly purpose trumped these things. Now however the words family and peace of mind are front and center – and these are not nearly so easy to accept.
Time to refill my cup and contemplate on my full purpose rather than my personally selected purpose. There is a big difference.