Have you ever watched kids on a merry-go-round
Or listened to the rain slapping on the ground?
Ever followed a butterfly’s erratic flight
Or gazed at the sun into the fading night?
This renowned scientist then remarked that it was at that moment that he knew he didn’t need to be afraid to make mistakes. Instead, he learned that mistakes were just opportunities for learning something new, which is, after all, what scientific experiments are all about.
Here is an amazing story from a flight attendant on Delta Flight 15, written following 9-11: “In spite of all the rotten things we see going on in today’s world this story confirms that there are still a lot of good people in the world and when things get bad, they will come forward.
The second category of purpose is situational purpose. It is both general and specific. General in the sense that it is applicable in many settings; specific because the manner you fulfil it in one place may not be the same way you will achieve it in another.
Notice a time or situation that may not appear to be in Divine Order or that doesn’t match with your preferences. Maybe it’s something as simple as rushing around to get yourself to work, then walking out to the car only to find one of your tires is flat?
“All is in Divine Order and working perfectly even when it doesn’t at first glance look like it. Take this economic crisis — while it may not match our preferences for how we’d like it to be, it’s the perfect outcome to expect when you have a small number of egocentric people hungry for power and run by greed making the decisions and policies while everyone else casts a blind eye of ignorance and complacency.”
Generally, purpose can be explained in a threefold sense, namely the universal purpose, situational mission and individual assignment.
Still in continuation of our meditation on purpose, let us further consider some sublime thoughts on purpose and related matters from James Allen’s classic, As A Man Thinketh:
purpose blossoms when anchored on an accountability system. Having someone in your life who holds you accountable for your daily activities and pursuits will help you to stay on course in the fulfillment of your assignment.