There was once a dog. When he was a puppy he ran and played like all other puppies do. His owner took good care of him and fed him well. He had all the comforts a dog could want. Life was good. As he grew he started to get bigger and stronger.
He still played and ate well and had fun. He watched as the grown dogs would work, but he paid no attention. He hadnt a care in the world. His life was easy and thats all that mattered to him. After a while the dog was full grown. He was the biggest and strongest he had ever been.
One day he left his nice, fun, comfortable home never to return. But he didnt know that. He was with some of the other dogs he had watched working as he grew up. Now was his time to work too. He was hooked to a harness. He was confused and didnt know what was going on. When the other dogs ran, he ran. When they stopped, he stopped.
He grew tired. He wanted to leave this place. He didnt like work. He wanted to go back to his nice, fun, comfortable house. You see, this dog was a sled dog. He was bread to pull sleds. That was his sole purpose in life. That was the reason he existed.
It was this fact alone that kept him alive. All the other things in his life, the comfortable house, the eating, the playing, they were all meaningless. He thought that that was the purpose of his life, but he was wrong. After a few weeks of pulling sleds, he realized that that was what he was meant to do. It took him awhile, but he figured out that sledding was all he was living for, all he was needed for, in essence, all he was created for. After the dog realized this, he started to pull better.
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He not only pulled better, but he enjoyed pulling also. It became his passion. He strived to pull the best that he could. Oftentimes he had no idea where he was going. It didnt matter to him because he was doing what he was supposed to. He went many places he thought he would never go, places he didnt even know existed. He enjoyed every minute of it.
One thing the dog noticed about his life is that it was more satisfying. Back when he would run around and eat and be comfortable, he had a lot of fun, but it wasnt worth anything. Now he was doing something he enjoyed and that was meaningful and purposeful. He loved his life more than ever before. The life of the dog, in many ways, is like the life of man. We are born and we live and we dont worry too much about the things that dont affect us.
We go about our lives trying to be as comfortable as possible. Then one day we realize what we were created for, and that is to worship and serve God. There is no other reason we exist. That is what God created us for. That is the only thing we live for. At first we may not accept this, but we come to our senses. Then, not only do we praise God and serve Him better, but we enjoy doing it.
It becomes our passion in life. We cant think of anything better to do. Oftentimes in life, we dont know where we are going. The future seems blurry. But it doesnt matter to us because we are following God. We know he has control of our life and will take care of us.
He takes us places we never thought we would go, places we didnt know existed. And we enjoy every minute of it. Our life following God is more satisfying. The things we used to spend all our time doing now seem meaningless. We now find purpose in our activities and in life. And we find that we love life more than ever before.
Disclaimer: This description of life is not typical of all people. The happiness and fulfillment described above is available to all. It is up to you to choose it. Some side-effects may include, but are not limited to, Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self-control..
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