This time of year the most asked question for graduates is: “What are you going to do now? A few answers that they will be “working for World Peace,” though they haven’t the foggiest idea just what such a noble undertaking entails. Others merely blankly note they haven’t decided. Most people do not continue with whatever they state on their graduation day. The fortunate ones do discover a purpose that drives them, and they are the happy ones.
Note this from one unusual woman who wrote under a man’s pen name:
“The only failure a man ought to fear is a failure in cleaving to the purpose he sees to be best.” George Eliot, (Real Name Mary Ann Evans).
At my age, many of my contemporaries look back and quietly mutter, “if only.” They, for whatever reason, missed their calling. Along the line of a life calling, a deep inner sense of purpose, Fortune Magazine recently shared this:
“Millennials are driven more by purpose than money. Ninety-four percent want to use their skills to benefit a cause. Half value a career aligned with their values enough to take a pay cut.” Mei Mei Fox.
These are the ones who will not need psychoanalysis.
Too often men and women permit the supposed need for money, a little comfort and the burning desire to be like others, to rob them of living the meaningful life God has for them.
A story making the rounds has it that when Billy Graham was preaching in the Mid-East, the president of a large oil company offered him a job at several hundred thousand dollars a year. Billy turned the offer down. The president offered much more money. Billy replied: “Sir your financial offer is more than adequate, but the job is not big enough. I already have the greatest purpose in the world.” (As close as I recall).
The world is full of men and women, who with stars in their eyes, permitted events to deter them following their gleam.
"The tragedy of life is what dies inside a man while he lives."
We must respond to David’s challenge to face Goliath:
1Sa 17:29 And David said, "What have I done now? Is there not a cause?"(NKJV).
Copyright © 2018 Larry Lilly
PhD. IT work. Oral Deckard