Passion and Purpose
I volunteered at a food drive on Saturday. I woke up early Saturday morning, my ride told me she would be here at 7:30. From experience, I knew she wouldn’t be a minute late. We had about a thirty-minute drive to the location. When we arrived, I was surprised to see the line of cars circling the blocks. I can’t tell you how excited I was to be a part of this experience. Not because there were so many people in need, because I was given the chance to help.
It’s been a while since I have been out and about with any activity. I was already prepared for the impending backache; I had my Ibuprofen on standby, and I had prepared my knees for hours of standing. I didn’t have one symptom. Not one ache. Not one pain. I was thrilled. Reason being passion and purpose. I was doing what I enjoy more than anything in the world: serving people.
When you do what you enjoy, the joy will come back to you. I just made that up, but it is so true. I am passionate about serving others. I’ve had three major jobs in my lifetime, they all involved service. I got out of place seeking more money and went to work at an insurance company. I stayed there for four years filing insurance claims. I hated every minute of it.
Find you’re passion the world needs it. Your passion will lead you to your purpose. I must admit passion doesn’t always pay off monetarily, but it comes back in joy and comfort and knowing you are in the right place.
As I’ve stated I was a public-school teacher for a number of years, and know I teach GED. I hope and pray that my passion for education rubbed off on one of my students which will cause them to go on to do bigger and better things.
We were all put on this earth for a purpose. I pray whoever reads this find theirs
Psalm 57:2 says, “I cry out to God Most High, to God who fulfills his purpose for me.”