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October 31, 2005

What?! No Term Break?!

Yup, you read it right. We don’t have any term break! Isn’t that great?! (-_-) Despite the fact that we only have short time for ‘vacation’, I’m happy because I think I did well in my midterm exams. One of which was my oral speech exam in Public Speaking subject. Our professor told us to make any kind of speech inspired from the book “The Alchemist”. Frankly speaking, it was quite hard to organize your thoughts. You’re trying to write this idea then another idea comes in. It was hard! I read a lot of blog and books that are related to my speech. By the way, the theme of my speech was about ingredients in finding your purpose. Of all the chaotic ideas in my mind, finally I finished my speech. And guess what, all the ideas that were in my mind were useless. The key here speak through your heart. Like what our professor said, “It takes a very well versed man to create a superb speech.”

Have you ever asked yourself, what your purpose is? Or have it crossed your mind to search for it? Purpose… Consists of 7 letters but can affect our lives in thousand ways. According to Webster’s dictionary, the word ‘purpose’ means the object towards which one strives or it is an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions.

How then will you know your real purpose? The Bible says in Isaiah 44:2, “I am your creator. You were in my care even before you were born.” God created us; therefore He knows our real purpose here on earth. Our responsibility now is to seek God.

After knowing your purpose, the next step is to put it to action. It’s either you will choose to fulfill your purpose or stay and be content with your life. If you choose to fulfill your purpose, it requires sacrifice, obedience, and love. Sacrificing is probably one of the hardest things to do because we must give up our own needs and give in to God’s desires for our lives. But after letting go of our own needs, we can be assured that there is a reward at the end. Same Truth can be applied to obedience. You have to listen and obey to what God or other “matured” people say. And the Bible says in Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Next to sacrifice and obedience is love. Love is one of the important ingredients in fulfilling a purpose. Like what we always hear, “Love conquers all!” If we choose to fulfill our purpose without love in our hearts, we will fail. The Bible says in Proverbs 21:21 “He who pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity, and honor.” The most essential ingredient in fulfilling our purpose is God. The Bible clearly states in Colossians 1:16 “For everything, absolutely everything, above and below, visible and invisible,… everything got started in Him and finds its purpose in Him.”

Before I end my speech, I would like to remind all of us that it is still our decision whether we want to discover and fulfill our purpose or not. But one thing is for sure; like Rick Warren wrote, “NOTHING matters more than knowing God’s purpose for your life, and NOTHING can COMPENSATE for not knowing them.” Good afternoon and God bless!


2 Comments:

Blogger Cliff J. Ravenscraft said...

Very Good speech. Too bad we don't have a video presentation!

It's great to hear from you. How is your discipleship relationship going?

In Christ,
Cliff

9:34 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Greetings, I was reading some blogs and came across your blog. I really enjoy how it makes such good reading.

I'll come by again.

Regards,

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5:50 PM  

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