Purpose is animated into flow only in the energy of presence.
Allow me to offer a caution: Purpose is not the result of a smartly crafted strategy; a set of brilliant hows and actions. All strategy is ultimately empty without the clarity of purpose. Subsequent strategy finds buoyancy in the flow because of individual resilient purpose.
Faith, as I am learning, is less about what I desire to be at some future point and much more about who I am now−and in the wonderful flow. If I am too busy looking elsewhere I will most certainly miss what is right before me.
In the light of present faith I had a startling realization. The desire I was claiming had been craftily mitered and matted in a future frame always hanging on a wall in a place yet my own. This is not real desire but ugly judgment in a friendly mask turning my own face from the power of purposeful presence.
While the story of living purposefully is ever-unfolding−and yes, contains complexity−it is a story with you since the beginning.
Purpose is not a product. Purpose is a gift.
And from this individualized, loving gift you find your call for giving in this world.
Each act of giving is then a simple act of purpose in the present, leaving us further enriched by your faithful presence.