Day 27 - Do I have a purpose in life greater than my own achievement and self fulfillment?
We all get lost at times and become selfish, self centered, and unaware of life outside of ourselves. We can grow consumed with image and self-fulfillment and we gauge our worth in status, material possessions, and how we present to the world. Such living can make our world grow very small and very empty.
I have come to learn that true joy comes not in things or achievement, but in relationships and our relationship to life. When we start to serve others and place our desires in bringing joy, health, peace, safety, or whatever the need to a cause outside of ourselves, our world grows exponentially.
It is in extending a hand beyond our own reach that our smallness becomes His greatness.