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Purpose

Purpose
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“Winners are people with definite purpose in life.” Denis Waitley

I love to read.  I’ve always enjoyed reading.  I remember one summer my little sister Rose and I had a small contest as to who can read the most books.  She won.  But I read the better books.  I have always enjoyed books that could stimulate my mind, books that were not your typical everyday stuff.  That summer introduced me to the likes of Plato, Socrates, Confucius, Descartes, Aristotle, Hegel, Kant, Locke, Nietzsche, Satre and Voltaire.  One of the best summers ever.  I was 14.

So the best way to start this entry is to think back one of my favorite thinkers of all time, Mr. Descartes, and I know many of you have heard of this quote before “I think, therefore, I am”. So on that note, I begin this entry with this question…So what is the purpose to anything in life?

When I asked my mother she said, ‘know, love and serve God”. Sounds simple doesn’t it. Well, I am sure it is not that simple, simply because in order to delve into these things you must uncover the different layers.

I am at the point in my life where my focus is at an all time high. I mean, I didn’t just wake up one day and had everything clicking. It’s just that over the past few years I have grown mentally and that has allowed me to deal with a lot of things. As my friends would tell you, I have been through a lot and I know for a fact that many dudes would have caved in by now. But I haven’t reached my full potential yet so I won’t leave this game of life alone just yet. God has always had a plan and he has always come through for me. So the belief that he won’t let me down has always kept me focus on the bigger prize.

The purpose of life is very confused these days. Money has taken top priority in everyday American life. What many of us have failed to realize is that success is not defined by financial status. There’s a lot more that goes into it. But like many other things in life, this question is personal and it changes from one individual to another. My purpose in life isn’t and will never be the person I am dating or the people I hang out with, etc. I think most people who ask someone else about the “purpose” of something, are either looking to share an opinion they already have about what that purpose is, or they could be trying to discover how they might fit with, or find an answer to, a situation that has confused or hurt them, or both. I think many, if not most folks, who face such uncertainty or pain hope there are “answers” that might resolve their dilemma. Unfortunately, such answers are rarely found from others but can only be found from what makes sense to the individual.

One thing we must always keep in mind though, everything has a purpose. Every person, place, thing, idea and emotion has a purpose. The purpose of asking “What’s the purpose to anything in life” is to question whether or not everything has a purpose in life. We all know a hammer has a purpose, but can we apply the same two-plus-two logic to everything?

What is your purpose? So as you continue your journey through life, I hope you can take some time to ask yourself that question. It surely will help you with your thought process.  And when you do find it, please take the time to build on that so it reflects who you are, your beliefs etc.  I know I am at a much better place right now because I took the necessary “break” away from certain things and/or people so I could delve deeper into myself and get away from what was holding me back from seeing the light.  I am at peace now.  I thank the Almighty God for showing me my true purpose. 

Peace.

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  • Jamie
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    So, What did God reveal the purpose of life is to you? I think your mother got it right..Purpose of Life is to know, love and serve God. That was the reason we were created…very much on point. But I think that there is a lower personal level of our own individual lives. Besides God givin us daily life, what moves and motivates you and makes you want to continue to live..your passions, ur personal wants and needs. It cant be money or cars or women by the mile. whts the deeper end of that.

    Nice Read…thanks Prodg

    oh, my purpose. living for God, teaching and helping those who cant help them selves( doing the teaching and helping elevates my living for God)

  • lynn
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    you hit the the jackpot this morning, this reading made my day.
    Each of us is sent here with a purpose to unfold Each given only so much time to complete before we get old. “Your life long dreams will be attained if only you believe
    Just focus on them daily and soon you will achieve.All the things you long for and all you dream to do Just persevere and keep on going and soon you’ll see it through.”When you look back on the challenges your goal has put you through, You see them now as benefits, it’s because of them you grew.

    my purpose is to live for God, help the needy, always put my happiness first, remain hopeful and never give up

    • Mr. Prodg
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      I definitely agree with you Lynn…have to get off the couch and make things happen…

  • Love
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    I enjoyed reading this one tremendously it reminded me of the many philosophy classes I took in college. In reading your blog I found your mothers analysis to be the essence of what I believe to be the purpose of my life is. If I don’t know God, love him, and serve him I would be a disservice not only to myself but also to anyone I tried to help. Once we build a relationship with God he will direct our paths.

    • Mr. Prodg
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      Thanks again for commenting Love. Now, i would definitely welcome a deeper relationship with God but i keep on lying to him…so @ this point, we’re in a “complicated relationship” but i am working on it.

    • sclikesoup
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      Mr. Prodg, to admit that you, “keep on lying to Him (God),” is about as honest as any of us can hope to be with God, another human being, and ourselves. Of course, it is impossible to lie to God, but the same is not true when it comes to the practice of the art of self deception. That is, to me, the most tragic form of this category of sin. When I do this, and I have done it for so long and about so much, surely a “complicated relationship” will take form.

  • lynn
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    If i know one person that can accomplish anything his mind is set on, it’s you. keep it up babe, i am very proud of you. get off that couch and make it happen.

    • Mr. Prodg
      on

      lol. thanks.

  • Jucee
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    I completely agree. Without God and a purpose, we are left wandering and wondering. God has great plans for us and we must be willing to accept that He wants nothing but the best for us. This was a great read Mr. Blake, I would expect nothing less. And to your reply Dear Sir, we all struggle and have complicated relationships with the Almighty. Where you are ahead is in knowing that you do have a relationship with Him and like every relationship, it takes work and communication.

    • Mr. Prodg
      on

      I can appreciate that…thanks.

  • Bee
    on

    I so needed to read this . I’m making some serious changes in my life right now and reading “Purpose” reaffirmed the fact that i must live for me and not look back . Thanks

    • Mr. Prodg
      on

      Always have to live for yourself. it’s the best way to fully be happy

    • eksqwizit
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      Actually as a mother and a christian, I find that is not true. I can’t “ALWAYS” live for myself. That is where caring comes into play. When one is a parent, one can’t put self first always, compromises need to be made. The extent of the compromise has to be weighed of course but yes I can’t always put myself first. If I could, I would be moving to Australia right now, one of my lifelong dreams or back to Haiti to establish a practice, but I can’t. I can’t live for myself. I have to think about my children. That, as a responsible parent and “loving” parent I have to put them first. As a christian, I have to love others as I love myself. This means, I can’t treat people in ways that I would hate them treating me. It pains me a lot and often when I am kind to others, understanding, patient, giving, forgiving that in turn I have not found them to be so in regards to myself. I have often tried to be like them and tried treating them poorly but that is not me. If I won’t like something done to me, best I would hardly ever do it to another.

      Thus, that whole “always live for self” is not for me. That is not one of my principles. It is self centered, could verge on being quite hurtful to the ones I love. I think a little bit of consideration for those who love me is quite important if I love them.

      If that is what works for you sir, it works I guess, but it is not for me, nor do I teach this to my children. I want them to take others’feelings into consideration…believing and abiding in the saying “do unto others what you would want them to do unto you”

      Great insight as usual. Thank you! Blessed be!

    • Mr. Prodg
      on

      I definitely understand where you are coming from Eks.

  • eksqwizit
    on

    5th paragraph left me askance…read it, reread it, re-reread it…still…
    all in all I like the read. I just wonder however did the question about life’s purpose come from your reading at 14 or did it become more important after your recent/past trials? Basically how did it come about?

    My purpose lol, to bust people’s chops so they can be the best they can be..that is moi! and to show what love and forgiveness is about…I am a vessel

    what is your purpose?

    • Mr. Prodg
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      Great questions Eks. I definitely think it’s a bit of both. My mother always complimented on how “adult” i was. Mind you i didn’t say mature, because as a young lad i had my moments where my maturity level came into question but i was always very adult about everything. i took things very seriously and always considered the pros and cons of my every moves. I didn’t always succeed but that is the best part about life; it isn’t a video game; we won’t lose a turn or die if we make certain mistakes.

      But me finding or coming into peace with my true purpose had a lot to do with accepting myself with all my flaws. Too often we like to pretend and hide our true personality, at a very young age, i accepted me for who i was and allowed people to judge me based off of that. I really wish i could delve deeper into this but time isn’t on my side at this very moment. Maybe one day i will pour it all out. Thanks again Eks for commenting.

  • Eks
    on

    what is your true purpose? you have mentioned finding it, but what is it? you seem to have an issue with time lol

  • SM
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    How is it I didn’t see this one before? So true, what you said about Americans becoming so materialistic (compared to the rest of the world). We must each define what success means to us and what life should be about. I know for me, once i defined what was important to ME, it all started to take shape. Good post mrprodg

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