Living For A Higher Calling.

by Patrick Liew on February 22, 2015

The greatest poverty is a poverty of meaningful dreams. A dearth of vision to make the world a better home.

The worst failure happens when you do not work with our Creator and leave the world in a better state than when you first came to it.

To live for a higher calling, there is a need to constantly examine the values in life. Evaluate them to see if they are platforms or pitfalls to achieve success.

1. Are you a master or slave of material wealth?

Throughout life, many have become overly focused on materialistic pursuits. They are more interested in what they have than what they gave, the quantity of possession rather than the quality of  contribution.

Material possessions are good slaves but bad masters. If you allow your pursuit and desire for possessions to exceed your desire to use and leverage on them to do good, they will control and enslave  you.

Please stay away from the slippery road to spiritual and emotional bondage. It can only lead to destruction.

2. Is your career a platform for or a pitfall of success?

On the journey of life, other than sleeping, you will spend more time developing your career than on any other preoccupation.

It is sad that for many, instead of treating their career as a calling, they see it as just a way to earn an income or to climb a ladder in search of promotion and personal achievement.

Many go to work and never seek to love their job and excel in it. They choose to drift through time.

While their body may be at the workplace, their mind can be somewhere else. They dream of greener pastures and look out for a better employer.

All these while, they did not realize that the best workplace is what they made out of it. Slowly but surely, they  are draining their energy, wasting their life.

They fail to see the meaning, purpose and significance of their career. They fail to realise how much good they can achieve for their close ones, colleagues, customers, community, and country.

3. Do you love people and use things or love things and use people?

As you journey through life, the people you can always count on are your loved ones and friends. They are the ones that will stick with you through the ups and downs of life.

In your darkest hour, they are there for you. They will struggle with and help you overcome challenges and make something good out of your life.

Sadly, you pursue many of your dreams but you fail to help them pursue their dreams.

At the end of your life, one of the greatest regrets that you will have is that you did not give them more of your love. You did not repay them with more love, kindness, and care and concern.

4. Is your soul reaching out or numb to the beauty of life?

From the beginning to the end of your journey, one of the most important parts of your being is your soul.

As Teilhard de Chardin, French Geologist, Priest, Philosopher and Mystic, once wisely said, “We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.”

You can have everything in the world but if you lose your soul, you will lose everything.

If you value your soul and allow our Creator to direct it, you can enjoy an overflowing abundance of life. You can live for a higher calling and serve a worthier cause.

In doing so, you can achieve greatness and make something great out of everything within and outside of you.

As you journey through life, you need to constantly examine and re-examine your values. Adopt the right values at different phases in life.

Each of the values has a proper place and you should prioritise and use them accordingly.

As you make sense of the melody and lyrics that our Creator has put in your heart, I pray that you will create the most beautiful symphony for the people around you. In doing so, may you enjoy its poetic rhythm and dance with life.

May you become a masterpiece, one that will exemplify the best of life and one that will inspire others to greatness.

I hope this message will find a place in your heart.

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