God, what is your guidance for me today?
Do that which is deepest in your
heart and soul.
At all times today be integrous and true
to your most honest sense of being.
Even when performing the most mundane
do them being conscious of their
contribution toward that which you
let all your activities, endeavors,
duties and responsibilities be contained
in the larger arena of your life purpose.
Perform each task to the best of your ability.
for your being…
your skills and talents…
and for your sense of why you are here.
Live into the day with
gratitude and joy
for the grace you have been given
to live with purpose, on purpose.
Well, it did not take long to be tested on this! I was actually tested before I wrote this guidance, already sensing what was coming through.
My wife decided to take our son to play some golf and to get him a lesson as he prepares to join the golf team at school. Afterwards, it would be the gym for a nice workout and an afternoon swim.
Arrrgh! I wanted to go.
But I knew in my heart I needed to continue on with the project I was working on while I was in the flow. I opted to stay and… live my purpose. Of course, part of my purpose is to love my family also. And by working now, it is loving, as my work is a way to bring income for our lives. Ahh… but golf can be a very tempting thing when compared to work.
I have been trying to finish a project for publication. Today, I thought I was done. Then, I found a mistake and previewed the project. Another mistake was discovered. I did take a break to help cook dinner and then watched the baseball homerun derby with my wife. After cleaning the dishes and tucking my wife in for the night, I headed back to work, focused and undaunted.
It is now past midnight… but I completed my work project. The cooking, baseball, and cleaning up the kitchen after dinner were all connected to my life purpose.
And… I get to play golf tomorrow (well, today) because I stayed true to the life work at hand, and in heart.