Wednesday, October 3, 2012

My Purpose

But for this very purpose have I let you live, that I might show you My power, and that My name may be declared throughout all the earth. Exodus 9:16

I really can’t think of a better way to explain all of the “purposes” of my life than to make a list and explain. I feel like there is no one person on this earth that is limited to one purpose. Of course, for most religions, like my faith in Christ, there is a one main purpose. That is to be a disciple of your beliefs to others around you, but that provides another bigger list with the purposes associated with your faith.

Purpose # 1: Like I said before, I believe that my main purpose is to share the Word of the Lord. My Savior created me to share His love to ones who don’t believe. I am here to always honor his name in EVERYTHING that I do! Also, it is to trust in Him. I may fall and I may be down, but He is always there, knowing and understanding every single part of me. He knows me better than I ever will know myself and my love for Him is indescribable! I’m brought to tears just trying to write my love for Him down!
Purpose # 2: Though my number one is my entire life and eternal purpose, I know that I have earthly purposes as well. The biggest one for me now is my love for my friends and family. After going through some rough times, (death of a friend, break-up, etc.) I've truly begun to start realizing how much friends and family mean to me. When being tested in my life, I've learned what kind of people I want to surround myself with. My family, even though we all have our moments, is my rock. They are ALWAYS there for me when I need to cry or when I need to blow off some steam. Having such a supportive family is something I could never imagine functioning without! When I start giving up my parents are always there to give me the encouragement and motivation to keep up. Looking back on 18 years, I wish I would have listened to their advice more! (Something I will never ever admit to them!) Along with family, I've been blessed with some of the most amazing friends. The friends I've made at Aurora are ones that I want to keep forever; I want to always be the friend to them that they are to me now.

Purpose # 3: This one is something that I have started to realize while in high school; it’s leadership. Being a leader, whether silent or up-front, is never an easy thing to do. You have to be strong, bold, diligent, and trustworthy. Your values like integrity, honesty, and straight-forwardness have to illuminate in the things that you say and do. There is no margin for error, one big mistake and your reputation is out the window. You can say something 1000 times but if your actions don’t meet up, those words were a waste of breath. Leadership, to me, is a number of different things: It’s speaking your mind when you know something is not right, being an example for younger kids looking up to you, and jumping in to every available opportunity that might benefit your future. Leadership is not innate; it’s something you have to practice every day. You live it, breathe it, and speak it. It comes in countless forms and cannot be limited to any one person.

Purpose # 4: Last but not least, my purpose is to have fun in everything I do. I like to make light out of every situation I am in and to make it enjoyable for others. I don’t understand the people who can’t find good in anyone or anything. My feeling is that there is a choice to make; you can either do it with a smile on your face or not at all. I know I haven’t been perfect at showing positivity in everything I have done, but my purpose is to fix that! Also, fun doesn't have to be going out and getting high and wasted every weekend; fun is laughing and being with friends! The most fun times for me are when I know that I’m doing the right thing, I feel like I never have anything to worry about. I want others to understand that there are legal ways to have fun!

1 comment:

  1. Abby,

    I will never tell your parents you said that! :) Of course, if they read your blog, they will know. I couldn't agree more about leadership. It is not an easy task and you always have to act in an exemplary way or others question your leadership or your sincerity and respect. And it's great that part of your purpose is to have fun! Life's too short to not have a little fun!

    Dr. English