2018. április 17., kedd
"This Man Shall Be Blessed in His Doing"
"But he that looketh into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and so continueth, being not a hearer that forgetteth but a doer that worketh, this man shall be blessed in his doing."
American Standard Version
We are free, free by God to be who we want to be.
Some people know their life's purpose at a very early age. Some people find it later in life, realizing that what they have always wanted to become was, in fact, always in front of their very eyes.
Just like the young Andalusian shepherd in Paulo Coelho's novel, The Alchemist. The young lad finds the treasure that he was looking for right in the place where he started the long journey to find it.
When we are children, we instinctively know what is good for us and what we are good at.
We reveal our strengths and our calling when we play.
Some kids play with cars, some kids play doctor games, some kids organize small groups to play together, some kids play the shopkeeper, the florist, some kids play with dolls and give them character. There are a thousand different ways we play when we are kids.
Some people say God loves those who remain kids at heart. Oftentimes we, as adults forget what is really important.
When you do something, do your work and forget the world around you, you are so absorbed in what you do, you are in the "flow". The flow, as the famous Hungarian psychologist, Mihály Csíkszentmihályi recognised and named this state of mind, is basically the moment, or moments when you are true to yourself. When you do what you were born to do. If you have a job, a work like that, God bless your heart and work and just keep doing it.
When you don't, keep looking. You are closer to the solution than you'd think.
Each one of us is different. There are no two identical people in this world. We are unique, each and every one of us. You are unique. We just forget it.
It is our God given destiny to explore who we are and what is our true self. What work is ours, how we can best serve mankind and our fellow travelers in this great big journey called life.