It’s a snowy winter morning, and you’re commuting into town listening to the radio. The news reports that “Only essential government personnel need to report to work. All nonessential employees are to stay home.” What goes through your mind?
If you’re like me, you say to yourself, “Well, if someone is nonessential, then why would they need to report on any day of the week?” This makes me chuckle, but it also makes me sad. Sad about all those nonessential folks who are just getting by in life. Conforming to what society has conditioned them to think they should do. Punching in and punching out of the daily time clock of life. There’s no meaning behind what they are doing. There’s no purpose other than to go to work and get paid.
That’s such waste of life because we are all designed to be essential. You are meant to be indispensable.
However to become essential, you need to choose to spend your life doing things that only you can do. Trim out the stuff that isn’t going to matter in the end. There is something you can do that will make an eternal difference.
And it’s linked to your character-based purpose in life. The person you want to be, the one you crave to become. Discover it and you’ll be spiritually alive. You’ll feel and be essential.
Here’s a hint to finding it. It involves your ability to positively impact the lives of others. There is something in you that is uniquely you. Something that you’re passionate about because it’s part of your core design. And you can use this passion to do good works.
Imagine at the end of your life someone coming up to you saying “I’m here because of you.” That’s using your life in a meaningful way.
To someone out there, you are essential.