Why?

The biggest question of all: WHY?
WHY I was born?
WHY I’m here?
What is the purpose of my life?

Some people, like Beethoven, haven’t any problem with that.
But for most of us is not so easy to figure out WHY.

Some people don’t care. They spent their lives day by day existing – not knowing WHY.

I think we are all born for some reason. We have some mission to accomplish in this life.

I found this quote in “Man’s search for meaning” by V.E.Frankl:
Everyone has his mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he can not be replaced, nor can his life be repeated. Thus, every ones task is unique as is his specific opportunity to implement it.

And I think that we all have a talent, a gift from God which we should use to make a difference – for better…

This what Richelle E.Goodrich say about it:
You are here to make a difference, to either improve the world or worsen it. And whether or not you consciously choose to, you will accomplish one or the other.

So we just have to figure out what is our purpose and try to accomplish our mission.

And this is from “The Rumi collection”:
It would be as if king sent you to a village on a specific mission. If you went and performed a hundred other tasks, but neglected to accomplish the task for which you were sent, it would be as though you have done nothing.

Shortly speaking ( Deborah Day ):
Your purpose is your WHY.

And if you know WHY, you will find HOW.

Thanks for visiting.
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Pray for Peace
God bless you all.

Oneanna65

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39 thoughts on “Why?

  1. Ha! I was just standing here in my kitchen asking myself the existential “why” question, when I turned on my tablet, clicked on my WordPress reader, and read this post. Excellent answer! And you quoted from Man’s Search for Meaning, one of my favorites!

  2. The “WHY” because of PARENTS,
    and,also, OF BEFORES
    The “TASK” UNKNOWN, until “THE END”
    all else just time “filling” chores.
    “WE” may have help in “INKLING”
    by that HOW “gift” of “PLACE”
    though much IS by OUR “NOTICES”
    “LANE’S” CHOICE “IN” HUMAN “RACE”.

  3. Why is the greatest question of all time. You are so right in saying that if you know your why you will find your how! Simon Sineks book, “Start with Why” has some great insight on this.

  4. I love this post! I believe it too, there is a purpose….Although this quote may not be completely related to “the purpose of life”, I thought I would share it anyway šŸ™‚
    There is a quote I love by Ralph Waldo Emerson: “To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the approbation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty; To find the best in others; To give of one’s self; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; To have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung with exultation; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived ā€” This is to have succeeded”

  5. Love this. Rumi, as ever, captures it beautifully. Only we can do the task we are sent here to do. It can take time to find it out, but we find out all sorts of useful stuff to help us with our task as we take our wrong turns. It is this learning that will help us succeed in our one true task when we figure it out šŸ™‚

  6. God be with you! šŸ™‚

    The whole purpose of history, from Creation to Consummation, is the Kingdom of God (properly understood as God’s reign, as opposed to being just a celestial place). We were not created to make up our own purpose, but to glorify and enjoy God forever.

    John Piper discusses this topic deeply, and even wrote a book on the meaning of life for the ones with cancer. You can download his book for free (a lot of his resources are available for free) here: http://www.desiringgod.org/books/dont-waste-your-cancer

    God bless! šŸ™‚

  7. God be with you! šŸ™‚

    The whole purpose of creation (which extends to everything, way beyond ourselves) is the Kingdom of God, properly understood as God’s reign (as opposed to being just a place for celestial beings). From Creation to Consummation, the purpose of man is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever.

    John Piper discusses this deeply, and even wrote a book on the meaning of life in the case of cancer. You can download it for free here: http://www.desiringgod.org/books/dont-waste-your-cancer

    God bless! šŸ™‚

  8. Having one purpose is okay. That purpose might be to learn, or to enjoy creation, something simple, yet profound. For me, it seems like there has been more than one purpose, or perhaps one main purpose showing up in different ways during different phases of my life. Good question to explore!

  9. I hold with those that think as VR does, as Emerson put it so eloquently.
    When I was young, there was a fire within that made me think I must leave a mark.
    Some great achievement or notoriety, a legacy bordering on immortality.
    Remembering my grandfather and mother, having left our world many years ago, I realize that this simple life is its own reward, and we can achieve immortality, however briefly, in the hearts and memories of the generations we touch.
    There need be no more “why” or “purpose” for me.
    Loving the whole world for my brief stay on this planet is enough.

    Love,

    Paz

  10. Beautiful, Thought Provoking Post. This quote from E B White sums up every day for me:
    “I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve (or save) the world and a desire to enjoy (savour) world. This makes it hard to plan the day”

    Earth Blessings x

  11. Hello Oneanna,

    I loved your thoughts about our meaning here. It is so important to know why God has put us here and what our unique purpose it. May I ask, are you battling with cancer or someone one you know? I was curious about your title. My wife is a cancer survivor and it does make you cherish and not waste days. The real thing I have been asking lately is am I fulfilling what God has called me to do or doing things I think He wants me to do because they are good? I am sure we all pray this, right?

    Thank you,
    Gary

  12. One other thought on this: I have from time to time done something later used by the Lord in His agenda (intent, will and plan). However, I did not always at the time of the ‘doing’ know the importance of the seemingly inconsequential act I performed. (Sometimes I did, of course.)

    The point is to be attentive to the Lord’s direction in our life at all times. Even if it is just the equivalent of offering a drink of water.

    1 Corinthians, chapter 3 (6) I [Paul the Apostle] planted, Apollos watered, but God caused it to grow. (7) So neither the one who plants counts for anything, nor the one who waters, but God who causes the growth.

    So as an individual, I do know know if I’m planting, watering or fertilizing (and we all know the basis of fertilizer!) I am just to be where the Lord sends and doing what the Lord has directed. Perhaps just drinking coffee and reading a not-specifically-Christian book.

    I spent four years in the Marine Corps. One of the big, serious concepts is “…being at appointed place of duty” (whether it seems important at the time or not). I have come to the conclusion the Lord attaches the same importance to the same concept.

    Archie
    Old Man Montgomery

  13. Thank you for this post. I believe a writing many thousands of years old sheds light on my ‘why’: “All nations whom You have made shall come and fall down before You, O Lord, and they shall glorify Your name, for You are great and work wonders! You alone are God. Teach me Your way, O Lord, that I may walk and live in Your truth; direct and unite my heart {solely, reverently} to fear and honor Your name. i will confess and praise You, O Lord my God, with my whole {united} heart; and I will glorify Your name for evermore, for great is Your mercy and loving-kindness toward me, and You have delivered me from the depths of Sheol…” (Psalm 86) I believe, as Psalm 139 says, God knits each of us into the ‘finished product’ our mothers birth — each of us unique from head to toe, inside and out, by His design. We honor God by coming to know and love His Son, Jesus Christ, and letting Jesus live through us via the Holy Spirit of God. We carry Light and Love as servant-ambassadors of the Lord to a world lost in darkness and craving to experience peace with God. Then, when our earth time ends, we spend eternity in Heave where everything is perfect, including us — we aren’t perfect until then but the more obedient we are to the Lord now, the better the world becomes. Some time back, I realized I needed to apologize to Jesus Christ for paying for my sins and I asked Him to rule in my heart and mind so I can be His ambassador while I’m still alive — so that helps clarify, for me, my purpose, my ‘why’. Thank you for interacting with your followers.

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