Friday, December 7, 2012

What’s my purpose?
                Does one person have just one purpose?  I think different people have many purposes.  Everybody was put on earth for a reason and that reason is their purpose.  Why are they here?  They are here to do what God’s purpose is for them.  Their purpose might be small but maybe to someone else it means more than anything to them.  A purpose might even be something that you set goals for to make sure you get there.  It doesn’t just come to you.  You have to work at it.  You won’t know right away what it is.  You have to try new things to get new experiences and ideas of what your purpose might be.
                I feel like my purpose is to make something great of myself.  I love to help other people and to make them happy.  I love working with little kids and encouraging them to do their best.  Being the person that they can look up to and knowing that I am making a difference in their future is such a huge thing for me.  I can’t wait to graduate high school and start college so I can learn more about myself and what I want to do.
                Being able to say what my purpose is and know what it is, is a big thing.  In order to find what your purpose is you have to step outside of your comfort zone.  You can’t stick doing the things that you already know.  That’s boring.  You have to learn new things and make your life more exciting.  It’s a blessing to know that your purpose is to help someone in need or be able to serve the needy.  Everyone was placed on this earth for a reason.  You might just have one purpose or maybe you have more than one.  Knowing what you’re good at and what you can do to give back to others is exciting.  It always makes me feel good when I know that I just helped someone in need.  Or I gave someone a compliment that just made their day that much better.  Even something little can change your perspective on anything.
                I think my purpose is to work with little kids.  They always make me smile.  When they’re not fighting over toys they’re always smiling.  They think everything is funny and you can’t help but smile when you see their little smile on their face.  It’s fun to see how they grow and know that you are making a difference in their lives because of what you’re doing for them.  You help them and teach them every day.  That’s what I want to do.  I want to make a difference in a child’s life.  To know that I impacted a child because of the example I was or what I did to help them succeed would be so awesome.  The young stages in a child’s life are the most important.  So teaching them what they need to know is so criticial to their lives. Working at a day care has really impacted me on what I want to do and what I think my purpose is.  It has been such an amazing experience.
                I also think my other purpose is to help others.  I am so good with people.  I love meeting new people and making new friends and being able to share new experiences together.  Giving back to my community and to those who aren’t as fortunate as me is something that I want to be able to do also.  It’s a good experience and you can learn a lot about somebody and be a friend to someone that maybe doesn’t really have a lot of friends.  Being able to be there for them so they have someone to talk to is a great feeling. 

                Not everyone is going to know right away what their purpose is.   They might have an idea but you won’t ever know what your exact purpose is.   Like I said everybody might have more than just one.  I feel like I have two good purposes in my life.  It just takes time to know what those are.  They might not come right away.  You might not know for years, but after awhile you’ll figure it out.  It might even change over time.  Or you might have more than one purpose.  God put us here for a reason.  We have to show everyone else what that reason is.

1 comment:

  1. Lauren,

    I just loved the photos of you and the children. They are just so precious! I think you definitely can find a purpose working with children because you will make them so happy! And it's a joy to see them smile. You will always be smiling with them. Good for you!

    Dr. English