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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Day Twenty-Seven - Your Definition of the Meaning of Life (2nd post today)

Before I go into my definition of the meaning of life, I found some great quotes to share w/ you.

"When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice." ~Cherokee Expression

"When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me.'" ~Erma Bombeck

"He who has a why to live can bear almost any how." ~Friedrich Nietzsche

"To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funnybone." ~Reba McEntire

"God asks no man whether he will accept life. That is not the choice. You must take it. The only question is how." ~Henry Ward Beecher

Now, what do I think? I believe that each one of us has been placed here in earth to fulfill some great task for God. He keeps us here until that task is completed. We don't know exactly what we are supposed to do, but once it is complete is when I believe He calls us home to Heaven. The Bible & the Church are here to help us along that journey. By following the guidelines, trying to lead a good life, & asking for forgiveness when we mess up, we take steps closer to fulfilling that task. The path isn't always easy...He never promised it would be. But as long as we remain open to Him & ask for His help along the way, completion is possible.

Does that answer the question? Probably not! I don't think it's possible to find the answer until we meet God face to face. In the meantime, I'm trying to live my live according to God's Will. I try to find the lesson in each trial He sets before me. I try to be a good wife, mother, daughter, sister, & friend. I try to be the best version of myself that I can possibly be (taken from several of Matthew Kelly's books). Sometimes all of that is extremely difficult, but the thought of spending Eternity w/ my Lord in Heaven makes it all worth it!

Lord, I ask you to be with me & guide my steps along the path to Heaven. Help me to find Your Will in my life. Help me to learn from each trial & grow stronger in my faith. Help me to be a better wife & mother...yelling less & hugging more. Help me to be the best version of myself & to lead others to You. Lead me to finding the meaning of life. Amen.

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ViolinMama said...

Wow - I think my answer for this question when it is my turn it eill border on plagiarism! You worded how I feel!

I love reading these!!! You are so honest!