First off, we all know that 100% of the people will not agree with you. You are probably lucky enough to get 2%. But really what does that matter? If it matters you are probably looking at doing things for the wrong reason.
What is my purpose in life? My purpose is to share my experiences, my thoughts, my passions with you for you to consider if it may or may not help you. As a Christian, we believe that Jesus left us with a final command. We call the command "The Great Commission".
The Bible tells us in Matthew 28:16-20:
Then the eleven disciples left for Galilee, going to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. When they saw him, they worshiped him—but some of them doubted!
Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
I guess I am not sure what that means to you, but to me, it tells me that I better be a disciple and I better share what God has given me. As you see from the time Jesus gave the command - some of them doubted.
I found a lump the other day, and of course your mind goes directly to "oh oh". But it triggered a huge thought about what my purpose is in life. If I died today, what would I have left behind, what message am I sending out. Did I do as God asked me to do. Would it be enough for him to say "Well done you good and faithful servant, enter the kingdom of heaven?". I know it is not by works that I am saved, but I also know that faith without works is dead. I don't want to be dead. I want to be alive.
I know some of you already have this down and are way ahead of me. You are the ones smiling saying...finally she gets it! For those that are past this threshold in life, "thank you for being a mentor!".
I'm not going to live long enough to please people, but I'm not living at all if I'm bound by fear by what my critics say about me. Soon I will be gone, and I will be in front of Jesus and He will judge me. While I still have breath in my lungs, I have an opportunity to commit my life to the Great Commission. Even if the Bible wasn't true...it would still leave me with living an outstanding life!
Moving forward...without fear. You should do the same! Life isn't long enough to live by fear...live in freedom instead.