Thoughtful Boldness

Thoughtful Boldness on God's Love and Grace

What is the purpose of your life?


It has been a long day working on various projects around the house.  So when my daughter, Elisa and I went to the store to pick up a few things, I tried to get some people to answer my question.  We did not have any luck with the man picking out some flavorings for his water, nor from the young woman working as a bagger and cashier assistant on the self check out lanes.   A man on Lane One also turned us down when we asked.  Everyone was in a hurry, getting their late Saturday night purchases, and no one was sticking around to talk.

In the car on the way home, I asked my daughter, Elisa if she wanted to do it.  She said, “I’d rather not.  Only if Dad doesn’t want to.”  When we got home and unloaded the groceries, Bill was in the middle of making sausages in the kitchen and turned me down too.  So Elisa generously said that she would.  We tried for a while to get a good photo of her with her cat, but Titania wasn’t cooperating.  The cat wanted only to play, and not to sit still and smile.

Elisa’s answer to this question is, “I’m not sure what the answer to that question is yet.  But I am nervous putting that online, because people judge, even though they are not supposed to.”   –This actually is a really good answer, and actually very common.  A lot of people when I ask them this question get this frantic look on their face, and they try to think of something wonderful and profound.  But a lot of people have never thought about what their purpose is in life, or are still figuring it out, or are in a place in their life where it is growing and changing.