So here's what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don't become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You'll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you. The Message
We all have our own paths in life. Since no two people are alike our experiences will be different. I'm reading Oprah's September message in What I Know For Sure (it's the last page of each O, the Oprah magazine) where she states: "When you know for sure that you're on course and doing exactly what you're supposed to be doing, fulfilling your soul's intention, your heart's desire, or whatever you chose to call it [they're all the same thing]. When your life is on course with its purpose, you are your most powerful. And you may stumble, but you will not fail."