Who are you and what breaks your heart?
Who are you and what breaks your heart? I first heard this question a few years ago as a challenge from our youth pastor. Along with the other adult sponsors of our youth, I searched deep within myself to answer the question. The answer to the question is an important one and is different for every person. Within the answer to this question lies the desires of your heart, and where you can begin to find your purpose. It took me several days to fully craft my response. Over the next several years, I returned to the question as well as my answer, sometimes tweaking the verbiage, but never the message.
I am a musician, an engineer, a mentor; my desire is to leave things better than I found them; I am a sister, daughter, wife, mother, aunt, friend.
Suicide breaks my heart; cancer breaks my heart; human trafficking breaks my heart; seeing people make bad life decisions breaks my heart.
I am thankful for the One True and Living God who saved me from myself and, through His Son Jesus Christ, has saved me from my sins.
I am confidently persistent, boldly creative and passionately determined that I may inspire others to live a life that ultimately matters.
I am a believer in Jesus Christ and a firm believer that God has a plan for every one of our lives. In my young life, I struggled to find that purpose. Once I found it, I developed a passion to help others find their purpose in life as well.
This blog is a collection of life experiences, probably some past and some present, designed to connect with you on your life journey, to help you ultimately live a life that matters. My sincerest prayer is that through my words, you are drawn into a deeper relationship with the One who can fulfill your purpose in life.
2 thoughts on “Who are you and what breaks your heart?”
I think this is one of the best questions related to a person’s inner structure I have ever heard. I don’t claim to have heard too many of those, but this is one that made me think about all the implications of its answer and what those say about the one answering. I think I’ll try to find out my own answer to it one of these days. Thank you for posting it here – your pastor is/was a wise person :).
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Knowing who you are is essential to understanding your life’s purpose. All too often we get caught up in who popular cultures tells us to be. Your true self is in there. Listen to your inner voice, pray, and it can be found.
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