One of the things I am most passionate about these days is helping people get clarity on who they are and what they are doing with their life. It actually really disturbs me to see someone scrabbling around aimlessly, or just marking time in life because they simply don’t have any sense of drive or passion.
I don’t get that.
Today at our church community I was teaching on this subject – of living with purpose – running the (unique) race marked out for you, calling people to live from the centre of their identity and be the ‘best you’ possible.
I think I know what this is like and I certainly do know how rich I feel when I reflect on the fact that I get to spend my life doing what I love and people even pay me money for it.
I used this clip as I reckon it just encapsulates so much of what it looks like when a person is fully alive and their soul is shaping their work. I think it is beautiful, poetic and inspiring.
Today we looked at ‘living with purpose’ and in a couple of weeks I will be finishing by looking at how we also live with passion and perseverance. I tend to think that passion flows out of purpose and perseverance is ultimately what sorts those who make a difference from those who simply turned up.