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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

My Purpose In This Messed Up World.


Trying to find my purpose in life is very difficult.  I cannot know what the future holds so how can I pick out something to stand for the rest of my life?  And not only that, but I believe God sets a purpose to all life.  I don’t want to pick a purpose because there is a high possibility it is way off from His purpose for me.  Even with not having a clue what my purpose is, I can take a guess at a few possibilities.

One of these is to help animals.  Ever since I was little I have loved animals, and they seem to love me.  For as long as I can remember I have wanted to be a vet.  At home I would play vet with the beanie babies we had, or if one of our animals got hurt I would help doctor it up.  My love for animals, will hopefully lead me down the road to a purpose with helping them, or helping people through them.

Helping people could also be a purpose.  My friends can always come and talk to me about anything.  I am a great listener.  I will let them rant or vent and just sit there.  If they need advice I will try my best to give the best advice I can.  Sometimes it’s great and I need to be reminded of my own words.  Other times, not so much.  It can be pretty random.  The good thing about the randomness to me is I can make people smile and laugh is some of the worst situations.  If they are having a breakdown I can say something so random it makes them laugh.  With this I could maybe be able to help people.  The only problem is that I am not a huge people person, so helping people may not be a good idea. But, I will always help my friends, no matter what.

When you think deeper about your purpose in life, it makes me think, is there more than one purpose to my life?  At this point in life could my purpose be different than when I get older?  Or, am I just set for one path and everything I do is just leading up to that?  There are so many questions that I can’t answer.  If I were to have multiple purposes, that could be a great thing, or terrible.  It could be great because that means my life has more meaning.  I will help the world in more than just one way.  I would have a lot to look forward.  I like to help so, the more the better.  It could be terrible because it could be extremely stressful.  If you know your purpose or in this case purposes, there is more pressure on you.  This pressure could come from others wanting you to fulfill your purpose to its fullest.  And yet, you may pressure yourself more than anyone else could.  I know I would.  If I would know my purpose I would push myself to the edge so that I would do the best job I could, and not let anyone down.

Overall, I don’t know what my purpose is.  And I don’t want to know.  God will pick one for me, if there is one, and when I figure that out it will be when and where it is suppose to be.  If I would know from the get go I would focus so much on that and not on other important things.  Like if it turns out to be helping animals, I wouldn’t want to help people.  If it is to help people I wouldn’t want to help animals as much, because I would know what I am doing in the future and not want to waste time.  When the time comes that I find out my purpose, I will follow it the best I can.  Until then, I plan to go to college. Go on to vet school, and start working at a practice.  Eventually I want to continue my education to learn equine chiropractic and acupuncture.  When I get that I want to start my own business with that. All the while I still want to be able to show my horses on a national level, and when I get a place of my own maybe raise a few foals each year. 

I have big goals for my life, but it is better to aim high and hit on target than to aim right on and hit low.  You got to go big or go home!

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