“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.”
― Charles Dickens
Ever wonder what is your true purpose in life? Have you ever asked yourself why you inhabit this blue and green orb? Or why do you even exist? Or why did you dwelled on your mother’s womb and come out after nine long months? What for? Why were you born? Why do you live?
Many of us ponder the thought of our existence. Since our treasured childhood days we were ask what we want to be. Many young souls would say ‘to become successful.’ That is the most familiar answer because success has been the primary motivator taught by our parents, that life is measured by reaching the peak of the mountain, that being on top gives meaning to life. We were advised to become doctors, architects, engineers or any profession that earn lots of money. After all, that would be the fruit of our labour, of our hard work and determination and other important values that our dear parents have instilled on us.
Others would say that they just want to be happy, that money is just a material thing you cannot take with you on your death, that living a happy life is more important because as what they would always say ‘you only live once.’ Some of us prefer of living in the moment, of enjoying the present and not worrying about the future, because we believe that what matters is ‘the now.’
Eight billion people in the world with eight billion different (or maybe some would have the same) Purpose in life. What really is our purpose in this world?
To know one of your purposes in life, take a look at your room, or the pocket of your Levi’s jeans, or the bag pack from your high school days that you still use in your college. Maybe you could find your cell Phone Charger. Don’t get me wrong. I know it is there. Because you want a longer battery life since you value your phone more than any other things in your life.
Take a look at that cell phone charger inside your bag. Put it outside. Observe. Look at its purpose. Reflect on it. A cell phone charger gives life to a dead phone.
Yes, that is our purpose. We are and we should be like a cell phone charger. We should give life to others. And as abovementioned, we should lighten the burdens of others. We are all injector of life.
But just like a phone charger, we cannot function without electricity. In our lives, our source of power is God, our Saviour. And we always need him so that we can supply the energy He bequeaths on us, to transfer it to people so we can spread positive energy everywhere.
Just imagine what your positive vibe can give to a homeless child who doesn’t eat three meals a day, or to a struggling father working 12 hours to feed his family, or to a working student going on a call center agency at night and studying at day time? That inch of a smile, that ounce of positive energy and that act of joy can make a universe of impact to people.
So if you once again bump into thought of your purpose in life, the next morning you wonder what it is, tell yourself that “Today, I will make people happy. I will share to them the beauty of life. I will share them Jesus because He lives in all of us.”
That is our true purpose.