Your Purpose

The following post is from a Jon Gordon newsletter that I received.  It speaks eloquently to an issue that I hear about often: self-esteem and the lack of it.  It saddens me that so many of us walk around feeling as though we are less than or unworthy, when there is no way for that to be true.   Here is Gordon’s post – enjoy!  Remember how valuable you are today and everyday – to yourself and to so many others. So please, write and play your personal symphony to the best of your ability, and may it bring you much joy.

IT’S ABOUT YOU

In Rick Warren’s mega best-seller Purpose Driven Life he famously begins the book with “It’s not about you.” While I understand his intention with this statement I think he should have begun with “It’s about you, however, it’s not just about you.”

Because I believe it is about you. If it weren’t about you, you wouldn’t be here.

You are not an accident.

You are here for a reason.

You have a destiny.

You have a purpose.

You have gifts and talents.

You do things that only you can do in the way you do them.

You and only you can leave your mark on the world.

So it is about you!

However, it’s not just about you. Because if it was just about you, you’d be:

Self-serving

Alone

Narcissistic

Empty

Unfulfilled

It’s about more than you. It’s about knowing you were made for relationships:

To love

To mentor

To learn

To serve

To create

To build

To dream

To work together

To change for the better

It’s about living for more than you.

For a bigger purpose.

For a greater cause.

For a deeper meaning.

For those who will become your legacy.

It’s about you knowing you are part of something much bigger than you.

You live in a universe.

Uni-verse means one-song.

Songs don’t happen by accident.

Songs are created by organizing notes into arrangements and patterns.

And so there is a Creator of the one-song.

You are an expression of the Creator.

You are a note in His symphony.

It’s about you!

It’s about you contributing to the one-song.

It’s about you playing your part to the best of your ability.

It’s about you lifting others up.

Its about you living the purpose God created you for.

It’s about you, the Creator, and the song becoming one.

It’s about you and now what you do is up to you.

For more about John Gordon, and to see the original post, check out his blog http://www.jongordon.com/blog/

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Date: Monday, 26. July 2010 18:23
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