...But the greatest of these is Love.
Everyone has a dream. Or at least, they should. Dreams have amazing power to sustain us during the hard times, and give us direction and focus at any time. The word “dream”can be interchanged with “purpose”. If there are any die hard Matrix movie fans still out there, you may still hear Agent Smith’s words proclaiming, “Without purpose, we would not exist. It is purpose that drives us. It is purpose that defines us…”
Believing you have a reason for being is one of the most compelling forces on the planet.This fact has been attested to in an article series titled, “Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why?” A defining factor in those who acquiesced during major crisis,as opposed to those who continued to fight against all odds to save their lives, was a sense of purpose. The ones more prone to overcome opposition and survive were the ones who believed they had a purpose they had not yet seen to fruition.This sense of needing to live to accomplish something they were meant to do, compel them to greater endurance and a reason to stay in the fight, when death would be easier and freeing.
Not everyone is convinced that their life matters. Many have been told things to the contrary, or just have never felt a great passion that gave them direction in life. The basic truth is, we are all here by design. We all were given gifts and callings in life that were meant to better our own life, and the lives of those around us. It may not be your intent in life to start a business or become a great artist, but we can all encourage people. We can care. We can give. We can love.
In the great scheme of things, Love is the greatest purpose we can possibly have.
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:13
Be encouraged today that you are not here by chance. Above all else, you are hereto be loved, and to love.
This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.
1 John 4:10