Purpose Driven Life Chapter 3
Friday, February 01, 2008
This chapter asks the questions, What Drives Your Life? My answer to that is others. I try to please everyone else, and in the process, I forget about me. Trying to please others means that I am controlled by what others think of me. This makes me be the "go to" person that everyone needs. The book states that "Many people are like gyroscopes, spinning around at a frantic pace but never going anywhere." This is my life exactly. I am involved in SO much stuff, that I'm just running around in circles, but I feel so overly stressed and tired all the time. This chaptersays to stop dabbling, stop trying to do it all, do less, do only that which matters most. What matters most is in this order: my faith, my family, and me. The rest is unimportant. It matters, but not to the extent that I have led myself to believe that it does. All the extra time I put into my job--I'm missing time with my Lord, and my husband (my kids are usually with me). Then, when I get home, I'm worn out. I've spent all my energy on what matters least!! I need to focus my life on what really matters, those three items listed above.