While I do not espouse the philosophical beliefs of Friedrich Nietzsche, there is something that he did said that has caused in me...a sense of awe. Here's what he said, "He who has a why to live can bear about any how." The power of a "why" in your life cannot be underestimated. When the human being has a "purpose" a"why" to live for, they are able to confront and surpass any difficulties they may face in life.

Another thought that is equally provoking comes from Viktor Frankl when he stated, "Life is never made unbearable by circumstances, but only by lack of meaning and purpose." There it is again....the existence of a "why" a "purpose" in life. Its presence gives life to the person that has one. Do you have a clear "why" to your life?

Martin Kipp once pinned, "Discovering your purpose is the most significant thing you will do in your life, and you, your loved ones, and the world will be better off because you went on this journey." So, how do you discover your "why" your "purpose" in life: Here is what I did to discover my "why."

Questions to ponder:
1. What do you love to do?
2. What keeps you up at night that excites you and you can't wait until the next day to do that one thing?
3. What do you always talk about?
4. What are you passionate about?
5. What do you do that gives you a sense of great accomplishment?

You are providentially provided for! You are given life for a "purpose"...for a "why." Take time this Sabbath day and ask God to help you discover the definiteness of purpose that your life needs to make a significant impact on those around you. As Benjamin Franklin once stated, "If thou wouldest win Immortality of Name, either do things worth the writing, or write things worth the reading."

So, until the next time, this is Pastor Tello reminding you that thoughts do change lives!


Pastor Howard Tello