Friday, October 17, 2008

PMR as a "made-up" Purpose

PMR's over....I should be glad, and yet I'm not sure that I am...*sigh* I never really thought I would say this but. I. Think. That. I. Might. Actually. Enjoy. Exams. - because of the wrong reason..

Well, pushing yourself to study plus all the stress isn't really that inviting, but exams give us a PURPOSE... And with a purpose, we have something to look forward to, and something to accomplish.. Something to work for, and something to build on.. And while trials and exams are there, we will know what to do, and we feel secure...Even though we don't like what we have to do, we still have something to do, which is much better than having nothing to do...

Because, the feeling of having no purpose and having nothing to do is totally UNBEARABLE.... Life without purpose is life without meaning...Therefore, everyday, we strive to create purposes in our life...And to do that, we constantly look for challenges, make trials, and test ourselves...

And now, with PMR over, some of us lose a purpose that we have build up for a long time...And suddenly, we feel lost..We accomplished what we had set out to do, and when it's done, then what? Then what???

Because at the end of the day, when we've fulfilled our 'minor' purposes, we wonder about the the MAIN purpose in life... Why are we on earth?? That, is the million dollar (or you could say ringgit) question...

All of us, to a certain extend, hide behind these 'minor' purposes...We are all at some point cowards, and most of us don't even ever come out to face our main purpose...We use things like "PMR", "SPM", "work", "wealth", etc. to provide us with a purpose and to secure us to this world...So, what is the main purpose in life?

Most of us don't even know it...Some do, and I believe I am one...and yet, here am I, a coward, who hid behind my 'made-up' purpose -(PMR), who enjoyed the exams because it gave me a purpose, and feeling completely lost at what to do...I now, struggle to face my purpose..

All of us have come to this point before, and will come again....But when we feel lost, will we go back to the main purpose in life? Or do we, cowardly find another "purpose" to secure is to the world temporarily?

Know your purpose, my friends, and face it....or life would be purposeless in the end...

It is time to face the music.


p.s. Main purpose = Know God, Face Him, and Love Him ( I can't stress this any harder)


7 comments:

Anonymous said...

you made exams sound so fun

anyway, i wanna ask you sth,
do you think or believe that the 5 purposes which rick warren said is our purpose on earth?

May said...

Don't worry, still got SPM if you're hungering for more purpose!

=P

You actually sound choleric. Which is a funny thing since I always thought you were more phlegmatic *coughitrunsinthefamily?cough*.

Anonymous said...

Its an amazing "wake up post"

For me I believe that there are many purposes in life, and even exams, are part of it. Maybe we could even ask God why exams exist.

Maybe the small purposes which drive us form the big picture..

Its all these "maybe.....maybe" which we will never really know until we meet God, but what i do know and agree, is that in all things, God must come first.

Ok, now for Julius, hi! I'm not sure whether i know you or not, but anyway, i would just like to add in.

I do believe that what Rick Warren has written in his "purpose driven life" is essential to us.

The cool part about his book, is that he uses a very "big picture" or so to say. If we really follow what he has written, at least when i tried to, it forms a chain reaction, we realize more and more of our purposes. A great book indeed.

ja said...

re Julius:
haha...who was the one that was "so excited" about PMR? haha...

re May:
S..P..M...haha...i know..that's why I'm TRYing to start doing add-maths..hehe...

re Wai Leem:
"...in all things, God must come first."
Exactly...


About the 5 purposes, I believe it... Although we must remember that we are not bound to these purposes, rather, they are more like "guide-lines"...But we definately must love God...

Aneres said...

That's a good point, a lot of people become so engrossed in life and our own personal ambitions (and imposed ones) that we forget why it matters in the first place. I think that was a pretty cool post, it's like being lost in the ocean, and having the lighthouse shine you back to earth.
God is our lighthouse and we're a rescue ship just wanting to go home, but sometimes getting lost on the way, and of course rescuing others who are lost. lol =)

Anonymous said...

hmm...i see...

'excited' doesn't actually mean it's fun. the 'excitement' as in PMR is a "big thing", and i can't wait to get it over with

add maths...whr u now? relations?

ja said...

add maths - don't know...everything is jumbled up in my mind...