March 18, 2010 4 Comments
I was reading in the Old Testament book of Proverbs this morning: “Let your eyes look directly ahead and let your gaze be fixed straight in front of you” (Proverbs chapter 4 verse 25).
This is the picture of someone who is purpose-full.
A clear goal. Eyes fixed on it. Ability to recognize distractions on the left hand and on the right, and (by and large) put them aside.
I want to be purpose-full. I want my boys to be purpose-full. Even allowing for the serendipity of life, and its unpredictable evolution. The details of our purpose might change, but being purpose-full has to do with choice, and character, and courage.
When we meet, once we’ve gone through the comfortable social norms of small talk, what I really want to discover is this: What’s your purpose? And how can I help you get from here to there?
In 1 minute or less, can you tell me what you’re purpose-full about? Even more important – can you tell that person in the mirror?
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