Monday, December 13, 2010

What Is My Purpose?

story by: lisa petrarca

When I think about my life and all the things that have happened over the years, I remember wondering over and over again, "Why am I here? What is my purpose?

I always hoped to make a grand contribution...make a difference that matters, be a person that others would say, "She did something great with her life!"

Imagine my surprise when at 44 years old, I realized that I have made a difference, I have a purpose, I can help others.

Each day I'm given opportunities to reach out and either encourage or discourage people. I have a choice. I can make a conscious decision on how I will treat people. I can be a person of great Godly character by making a right choice each step of the way.
I can push through my difficulties and reach out to the Lord for help. I can pray for others and be a source of strength and comfort when they need a shoulder to lean on.

I am here for a purpose, I've been assigned a task that is very important. A job not for the faint of heart or the weary.

I can complete my hours each day and know that I've run the race, I've sailed my sea, I've climbed my mountain, I've conquered my fears.

All this has been possible through the Lords loving guidance each morning.

He assigns special people to cross my path. He fills me with His spirit of unconditional love so that I can then go out and be a blessing. That is our purpose, our job, to show the unconditional love of Jesus Christ to everyone we come in contact with.

It's that simple!

Then out of that love will flow your individual gifts and talents.
Start at the beginning, start with love and then you'll know you're on the right road to finding your true life purpose.

Love conquers all!


And now I will show you the most excellent way. If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing.

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self -seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

1 Corinthians 13:1-8 & 13


  1. What a beautiful post that truly inspired me! I definitely agree with the fact that we have a choice: we can either encourage people or spread discouragement around.

    Your blog is a gem, and surely with it, you are fulfilling at least part of your purpose! Keep it up!


    Best wishes,


  2. This is lovely. Thanks for the reminder that every day we live, we can either fulfill God's purpose for us or choose to walk away. :)

  3. i'll be back for sure!
    loving your blog, keep it up!
    i hope you're having a happy holiday!
    and come visit the revamped COSMICaroline, with new outfits and new band videos!


  4. What a lovely post, keep up the good work!

    I’d love it if you would check my blog! Feel free to leave a comment or to follow me with google friends!


  5. Great post!
    I love the way you write.
    X and have a great sunday!

    Start dreaming on

  6. Love certainly conquers all and it is all about reaching out to the person in front of us with the love we have also received form Jesus. Thanks for sharing.

    I just also want to thank you for your visit and gracious comment. Have a blessed day Lisa.

  7. I love this because sometimes we are so busy searching for our purpose when we could actually be living our purpose. We have the choice to "encourage or discourage"... amazing! Great post!

  8. such a sweet blog.
    i enjoy reading it!

    love the inspiration and love thaaaaaaat

    sweetness xx
    hope to hear from you*!