Oregon is playing in the national championship. What a great privilege for the state of Oregon to have someone in that game.
I know lots of people have made Oregon football a big priority in their lives. I too enjoy football, yet when I think about priorities, I have to ask, “What are our priorities?”
Let’s list some choices:
- Oregon playing in the national championship!
- Children starving in Africa!
- Families in Papua that are being torn apart by civilization.
- The school in your neighborhood that needs people to read to disadvantaged children.
- Kids in need of foster parents.
- Seniors in need of warm meals to be delivered to them.
- Your own retirement.
Where have you spent the most time, energy, and thought the last 6 months? Now maybe you are not an Oregon fan. Maybe it’s the Seahawks, the Bulls or even the Blue Jays, but where have you focused most of your energy? When any of the above things gets mentioned, what gets you the most interested and motivated? Is it your team, or is it society’s needs whether here or around the world?
Our life becomes what we spend our minutes, our hours focused on. I’m not sure that any team winning or losing will better the world. I would hope that you find a purpose in your life that betters the world.
I persuade you to think about the following:
- What have you spent the most time or energy on in the last 6 months?
- Does it make sense?
- Does it make you feel good?
- Would you be proud with this answer, if it was on your tombstone?
I believe that people with purpose have more satisfying lives, with less worry, and less chaos. What is your life’s purpose? I would hope that most of us care about how we can change the world for the better, rather than the score of a game that makes no difference tomorrow.