"I just wanna do what I wanna do" I heard someone say recently in a conversation about work. It made me think that in the hustle and bustle of westernised life we can feel pressured to achieve and feel as though we are trapped. Trapped to a mortgage, a five day a week job, endless tasks that must be completed, endless obligations. As a result we can then endlessly fantasise about another life where we have turned away from all that commitment stuff. A lotto life where bucket loads of money will give us freedom and the ability to do whatever we want whenever we want. But that's not your true life calling.

The aim of life is to find your purpose. It is something where you are obligated. Where you have responsibility and you have a role to play. There are things you need to do, commitments to meet. But it's enjoyable and passionate. It's probably got nothing to do with what you are doing now. Perhaps it's a dream you've always had. It will involve serving others. It will involve humility. It's the miner who became the artist. It's the bank manager who volunteers overseas. It's the person who has done what they've always done and now are doing the thing that brings joy to their heart that is often much more humbling than what they did previously. What would it be for you?

Feeling like I'm breathing my last breath
Feeling like I'm walking my last steps
Look at all of these tears I've wept
Look at all the promises that I've kept

I put my heart into your hands
Here's my soul to keep
I let you in with all that I can
You're not hard to reach
And you bless me with the best gift
That I've ever known
You give me purpose
Yeah, you've given me purpose

Thinking my journey's come to an end
Sending out a farewell to my friends, forever peace
Ask you to forgive me for my sins, oh would you please?
I'm more than grateful for the time we spent, my spirit's at ease

I put my heart into your hands
Learn the lessons you teach
No matter when, wherever I am
You're not hard to reach
And you've given me the best gift
That I've ever known
You give me purpose everyday
You give me purpose in every way

Oh, you are my everything
Oh, you are my everything

I don't know if this is wrong because someone else is telling me that it's wrong but I feel this so let me just like, try my best not to let this happen again. We weren't necessarily put in the best position to make the best decisions.

You can't be hard on yourself for these were the cards that you were given so you have to understand that these, like... that's not who you are. You know you're trying to be the best you can be but that's all you can do. If you don't give it all you got, you're only cheating yourself. Give it all you got, but if it ends up happening, it ends up happening.

That's what—that's what's happening with me. It's like God I'm giving it all I got, sometimes I'm weak and I'm gonna do it, and it's like I'm not giving myself grace, I'm just like understanding, that's just how it is.

Justin Bieber - Purpose (PURPOSE : The Movement)


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