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Purpose in Life

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 Jennifer Oquendo

Have you ever stopped and asked yourself, "what's my purpose in life?" I've been there and still sometimes I find myself asking questions like that. You go to school, graduate and get a degree. Check. Then you fall in love in the midst of landing an amazing job in your field of study, so you get married. Check. Now what? Oh, of course you have kids and life seems good, right? Wrong. That's a perfect life that just doesn't always happen and especially not in that particular order. Yet even if we were blessed with the perfect life, we would still ask ourselves that question. If graduating from school and getting married was achieved then what? Is that what life is all about?

Life moves very fast so when I think about this I have to bring myself back to focus. There is more to life than those things listed above. Sure  it's great to graduate because that's a huge accomplishment and it takes work and dedication. But that's not what life is solely about. I imagine an onion made up of layers and layers. That's life. We have events and experiences and struggles and accomplishments and disappointments but they're only layers that create your life. It doesn't mean one accomplishment or one disappointment is your whole life. It's just a part of it because life is so grand!

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In Matthew 28:19, the bible says, "Therefore go and make disciples of all nations..." That is another part of our lives. It is also important and crucial to our walk with Christ.  It means you unashamedly talk about what Christ has done in your life to people. It doesn't necessarily mean you have to travel all over the world to make disciples. In your workplace, school or next door to you there are many people with different cultures, backgrounds and races. Talk to them about who Christ is. That's it! Unlike a one time accomplishment like graduating from college to get a bachelors, Matthew 28:19 is a lifetime goal and accomplishment. It is constantly being done. For some of us that's our purpose: reaching the unreached. So don't beat yourself up for feeling like your life is stagnant. You have a purpose, we all do.

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