My Calling My Mission

I strongly believe that my mission in life is to change the world through my writings because I have been blessed with both the talent and penchant for the written art.

Hence, I spend much time working on my blogs and articles, and many times I would get frustrated when "mundane" family obligations (eg. doing household chores, taking care of my boy, chauffeuring, etc.) take me away from my "noble" mission.

To be frank, there were times when I wish I were alone and free to focus on my work... It was a constant struggle for me because I knew deep in my heart that it was also my calling to be a good son, husband and father for my family.

Then I turned to God and prayed for guidance in doing His Will and He led me to stories of saints who did His Will in the most ordinary of circumstances, eg. Thérèse of Lisieux picking up a pin for the love of God, St Bernadette Soubirous grating carrots etc.

I finally understood the meaning of doing God's Will: it matters not what I do... what really matters is that I do what I am supposed to do with great love.

"Well said, teacher," the man replied. "You are right in saying that God is one and there is no other but him. To love him with all your heart, with all your understanding and with all your strength, and to love your neighbor as yourself is more important than all burnt offerings and sacrifices." (Mark 12:32-33)

"Holiness does not consist in doing extraordinary things. It consists in accepting, with a smile, what Jesus sends us. It consists in accepting and following the will of God." Blessed Mother Teresa (1910-1997)

Comments

Achmad Sudarsono said…
Hey, here's an idea -- if you want to "change the world," why don't you write about how stressed out and miserable alot of Singaporeans are ? Suicide/death by Indonesian maids ? (Or the real suicide rates by Singaporeans for that matter). Take on some tough issues instead of pondering your own talent and promoting your books on Facebook.
David Woon said…
Thanks Achmad for your thoughtful comment! Will certainly ponder on such tough issues... Indeed, it's sad to hear about suicides and that explains why they are seldom publicised.

Life can sometimes become unbearable but I believe that with faith and the grace of God, one would find the strength to hang on and eventually emerge stronger.

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