I said, "God, I must know
Where you are leading me.
I ask to view Thy plans.
I have a need to see."
He said, "If you must see,
And My plans you must know,
Then you can't walk by faith
And follow where I go."
I said, "Dear God, forgive!
I ask no more to see.
Teach me to walk by faith
That I might walk with Thee."
Below are some quotes from the green pages in Richard Bolles book, What Color Is Your Parachute? 2010. Wonderful reminders that we live for a reason. Our life and breath are gifts...
"You first mission here on earth is to know God, and enjoy Him forever, and to see His hand in all His works..."
"Your second mission here on earth is to do what you can, moment by moment, day by day, step by step, to make this world a better place, following the leading and guidance of God's Spirit within you and around you..."
"Your third mission here on earth is one that is uniquely yours:
to exercise the talent that you particularly came to earth to use - your greatest gift, which you most delight to use, in the place or settings that God has caused to appeal to you the most, and for the purposes that God most needs to have done in the world."
Bolles goes on to state that, "God gives us each a unique talent that only we can perform, He guides us toward this talent, which He has lodged in us, through our hearts. This talent usually gives us the greatest pleasure while exercising it and it is usually the one that, when we use it, causes us to lose all sense of time!"
Wow! I have done that...I have been so involved in moments at work that I lost all sense of time, while at the moment felt incredible peace and satisfaction. I am working, but there is a sense of ultimate fulfillment and sheer joy. A knowledge that for that moment in time, I was where I was supposed to be, doing what I was supposed to be doing. It reminds me of the Bible verse in Esther chapter four, verse fourteen, " And who knows but that you have come to this position for such a time as this?" For such a time as this, indeed...
May we all be so blessed...