Living with Purpose

What Should I Do?

A man woke up one morning and as he lay in bed,
A certain question kept running through his head,
“If everyone has a purpose as some say we do,
Then what is mine? I haven’t a clue.”

He got up, got dressed and headed out for the day,
But the question still haunted him each step of the way.
It was on his mind as he helped a neighbor cross the street,
And as he said “hello” and “God bless you” to everyone he would meet.

All day while he wrestled with that question that was stuck in his mind,
He continued to demonstrate grace and speak words that were kind.
Still, a sinister thought began to grow in his head,
“If I don’t have a purpose, I should have just stayed in bed!”

As he retired for the night, he considered the day had been lost,
Until suddenly he remembered the people whose paths he had crossed.
He had been so worried about his purpose that all the while,
He failed to appreciate each laugh and each smile.

Finally, it struck him, and he began to understand,
That one’s purpose doesn’t always have to be so big and so grand.
Great things can be accomplished every single day,
Just by being kind to others as we go on our way.

You’ll meet some people who feel like they’re on their last mile,
And they can be strengthened by your kind words and your smile.
So don’t worry so much about your purpose or what you should do,
Just go out and love others as Christ has loved you.


About pastorpstephens

I have been blessed to have served as a pastor, a chaplain and to have been involved in other ministries throughout the years. My wife Marta and I have been blessed with a wonderful family that includes our daughter, her husband and their two daughters and our son and his wife and their son. Each of them are very special to us so please keep them all in your prayers. One truth that I always try to share with people I meet is that anything God asks you to do, He will help you to do. God has your back.
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