We always start the year with a plan and a theme. this year's theme is pretty straight forward.
We are MADE FOR A PURPOSE.
It’s not a new idea and I am not the brilliant one that came up with it but I believe it.
With every fibre of my being I know that I was made for a purpose…
And so are you! We all are. We just need to be convinced sometimes. Scripture tells us that we all, yes... I mean ALL of us, are made in the image and likeness of God and that we all have a reason to be here.
You know... here in this school,
here in your family,
here wherever you are.
But honestly… we talk ourselves out of “our purpose” because we think we are not special enough or not good at anything. And sometimes we think that if we can’t identify our purpose this minute that we are never going to find one, but that’s not real life either. Did I know that my purpose was to be a wife and mother, or Campus Minister when I was 16, No!
But I did know I had one.
If you do not know what your purpose is, find your passion. Your passion will lead you to your purpose. My passions were people and faith and I found the perfect purpose for me.
Do not assume that your purpose must be to run the country or do brain surgery, It may be, but it might also be to be an amazing parent, or build houses, or work with kids or animals or be a teacher. And right now, your purpose may be to be a good friend or teammate, student, son, daughter, artist, musician, justice team member, whatever it is, you need to be passion about it.
Mark Twain said The two most important days of your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why. It is a bit of a journey to figure it out and sometimes it takes a bit of time.
I heard a saying that goes something like this…
Not working to find your purpose is like having a perfectly good lamp in a dark room and refusing to plug it in. We’ve got to plug in our light… everyday. Each one of us has to work to find our gift, and then we need to give it away. That is your purpose.
Don’t waste your life standing around, unplugged with a lampshade on your head.
God has bigger plans for you than that.
Our theme is Made For A Purpose.
And as always…
Fiat Lux - Let there be light.