“Purpose” – A Lyrical Story

“Purpose” is at the core of Abundance of Lovely – exploring the blessings and the burdens of life, and finding the abundance of beautiful things life has to offer. Some of the hard questions, the challenges, have surrounded:

  • What is the purpose of life?
  • What is the purpose of having a heart of compassion, love, hope?
  • What is the purpose of being you, of following your passions? 

Rather than suggesting that there are explicit answers to these questions, I want to encourage you in your journey of life. To encourage you to find hope. To see the world differently. To encourage you to listen to your heart. To find value in the things of worth, the things that are eternal. To draw you towards faith.

The antonym of faith is doubt. Whether or not you are open to faith, I want you to flee from doubt. Never let doubt creep in. Doubt and fear will only detract from who you are, where you go, and how purposeful your life will be. May you learn to uncover the light, truth, beauty, hope and love in life. May you live a Purpose-Driven Life.

(There’s Gotta Be) More To Life” by Stacie Orrico

I’ve got it all, but I feel so deprived
I go up, I come down and I’m emptier inside
Tell me what is this thing that I feel like I’m missing
And why can’t I let it go

 I’ve got the time and I’m wasting it slowly
Here in this moment I’m half way out the door
Onto the next thing, I’m searching for something that’s missing

 There’s gotta be more to life…
Than chasing down every temporary high to satisfy me
Cause the more that I’m…
Tripping out thinking there must be more to life
Well it’s life, but I’m sure…
There’s gotta be more
Than wanting more

“Fix You” by Coldplay 

When you try your best but you don’t succeed
When you get what you want but not what you need
When you feel so tired but you can’t sleep
Stuck in reverse

When the tears come streaming down your face
When you lose something you can’t replace
When you love someone but it goes to waste
Could it be worse?

Lights will guide you home
And ignite your bones
I will try to fix you

“Your Love” by Brandon Heath 

I felt it first when I was younger,
A strange connection to the light,
I tried to satisfy the hunger;
I never got it right.
I never got it right.

You’re the hope in the morning.
You’re the light when the night is falling.
You’re the song when my heart is singing.
It’s Your love!

You’re the eyes to the blind man.
You’re the feet to the lame men walking.
You’re the sound of the people singing.
It’s Your love!

“Don’t Have Love” by Holly Starr

You can have money, and cool friends, a ring on your left hand
But it’s never gonna be enough, if you don’t have love
You don’t have love

You can have a fast car, a mansion, and everyone’s attention
But it’s never going to be enough, if you don’t have love
You don’t have love
You don’t have love

My faith foundation for you to chew today is:

A God-inspired life

Let God, a God of Purpose, be your Purpose. May you find meaning in Him. May you find healing in His scars. Freedom in His wings. He fearfully and wonderfully made you with Purpose. He planted you where you are for a Purpose. You are reading this now for a Purpose. Find Purpose in the one who drives all Purpose: the Creator of life.

Respond from the Heart