Why am I here?

Wed, 18/05/2011 - 22:55 -- James Oakley

David Allen in Getting Things Done has some very useful things to say about organising the things you need to do.

For all of that, however, it is salutory to be reminded that being better organised does not help if we do not know why we are here. Which god am I serving? What is my life for? Which direction is my life, as a whole, travelling in?

Unless those questions have been settled, we will still be at sea no matter how well organised we are. We have eternity set in our hearts by our maker, Jesus calls us to repent and believe the good news that with him God's kingdom is here, we are here to glorify God and enjoy him forever.

At the topmost level of thinking, you'll need to ask some of the ultimate questions. Why does your company exist? Why do you exist? What is the core DNA of your existence, personally and/or organizationally, that drives your choices? This is the "big picture" stuff with which hundreds of books and gurus and models are devoted to helping you grapple.

"Why?": this is the great question with which we all struggle.

You can have all the other levels of your life and work shipshape, defined, and organised to a T. Still, if you're the slightest bit off course in terms of what at the deepest level you want or are called to be doing, you're going to be uncomfortable.

"Come to me all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest." (Jesus)

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