Social Scientist: Kalen Russell
Theme: Purpose and Passion
Life and Chemistry are full of experiments, different elements, positive and negative bonds, and change.
As an atom is the foundation for all physical mass, purpose is the foundation for one’s life. There are 118 elements known to man, each equipped with a unique set of properties. Elements are best utilized in conditions where their weaknesses are strengthened and their strengths are magnified. Similarly, each of Earth’s 7.125 billion people have distinct characteristics. These distinct characteristics shape one’s unique purpose. Like an element, purpose is consistent, the right circumstances are often necessary to reveal its true identity.
One’s conscious can help reveal our purpose. Our consciousness directs our motives, moves our hearts, sparks our interest and magnifies our talents. All are called to
“‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.'” Luke 10:27
And many are called to to additional purposes which may seem similar: teaching the youth, leading the others, raising a family; but regardless of how similar these purposes seem they differentiated by the individual who completes them.
No one can do what you do how you do it but you!
Atoms are microscopically small, but even yet there are smaller particles that make each atom unique. Part of an atom’s identity comes from the number of electrons it has. Electrons are strong and unpredictable, and so are our passions! Passion is what gives meaning to our purpose.
“Passion makes you a better entrepreneur, a better leader, a better philanthropist, a better friend…It is what allows you to build things that endure.” John Legend
Electrons are what give atoms a unique purpose. Chlorine gas, Cl- is extremely dangerous to inhale and pure sodium, Na+ is explosive when it touches water. Sodium and Chlorine become safe and practical when combined to create NaCl, table salt! Likewise, our passions can be too strong when left unaltered. Every individual has a unique combination of passions which helps them to fulfill his or her purpose. There are no replicated mix of passion and purpose on this Earth, we can then rest assured that we have a unique calling to fulfill.
As chemical elements are only identifiable in the right conditions, we must ask God to lead us to right in environment for our purpose to be fulfilled, and then ask for discernment in using our passion appropriately to fulfill his work.
“The mind of man plans his way, But the LORD directs his step” Proverbs 16:9