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Choosing to Live life on purpose

One of the reasons why I decided to start a blog and actually give it the title “where are you… Where are you going?”, can actually be summarized in a very few words. I want my life to really count. And if I can inspire somebody to think the way I do, and do the things I do to make my life count, than at least in this small portion of my life I have succeeded big time.

At the end if my life, I want my wife and kids, my friends and loved ones to say that I was the husband, the father and the man that I was created to be. That I lived my life exceptionally well and left this earth with no regrets. I want to leave a legacy that generations after me will not easily forget.

I want to go out with a deep satisfaction that I did my best to serve God and my family. I want to leave this place knowing that I was able to discover God’s purpose for my life and align myself with his highest and best usage of it.

Unfortunately, not too many men dream this way.

At the end of his life. Mark Twain wrote about the saddest and most unfortunate unfolding a life lived without purpose. He writes,

A myriad of men are born; they labor and sweat and struggle;…they squabble and scold and fight; they scramble for little mean advantages over each other; age creeps upon them; infirmities follow; …those they love are taken from them, and the joy of life is turned to aching grief. It (the release) comes at last–the only unpoisoned gift earth ever had for them–and they vanish from a world where they were of no consequence,…a world which will lament them a day and forget them forever.

What a tragedy!

Nobody should go out that way. That is why finding purpose is so so important. It changes everything. Everything rises and everything fall with or without it. It will change you.

Finding purpose in life is a motivating factor.

Finding purpose in life helps you to focus on the most important things and set priorities.

Finding purpose in life will create a spiritual, emotional and psychological balance in you.

Finding purpose will strengthen your faith and bring you a sense of well being and fulfillment.

Finding your purpose in life will teach you that life is not only about you, but also about others.

Finding your purpose will help you discern the difference between significance and success.

Funding your purpose in life will position you to affect lives now and generations to come.

In all thy getting, get purpose!

This entry was posted in: Leadership


There are three things I think about every moment of everyday... they consume me deeply. How to: 1. Refine my theological understanding 2. sharpen my ethical rigor 3. and heighten my devotional intensity. These are the things I write about. Welcome you to my blog... Join me on this incredible journey of exploration and discovery of all the things God has in store for His children. Join by following or subscribing. I appreciate your thoughts, comments and friendship. Walter


  1. bring bread says

    Hi Walter! So good to reconnect via blogging again. God bless you and your sweet family! C

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  2. Planting Potatoes says

    Reblogged this on plantingpotatoes and commented:
    knowing God’s purpose for keeping us alive on this earth has got to be the single most important thing we could ask that he reveal to us! This is a good read that I would like to share…….


  3. Planting Potatoes says

    very good read Walter! When I came home from the hospital following my stroke…the two most important things to me were: 1) thanking and getting right with God, 2) asking God to make me useful now that he had restored me and his restoration of my life be for a good reason – having purpose became so important to me. Thank you for a very good post! By the way, I love your header photo…..!


    • Very good to hear fro you… You comment is a very good example of what I was trying to say in the post. Everything rises and everything falls with or with out purpose.

      You are a true blessing.
      Thank you!


  4. Well-said, Walter. “You cannot change you destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.” -Jim Rohn

    We need more men and women that decide where they are going- and where they are leading other people. Too many of us think like victims and waste our golden potential.


    • so true… potential is not enough, we need to capitalize on it and seize opportunities to propel us and take others in the right direction. Thanks so much for your comment.


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