What Happens When We Lose Our Purpose?



Once forgotten soldiers

Now lined row upon row

Eternally static

Standing at attention.

Gathering dust

Robbed of function

Reduced to objects of interest

A silent witness of long dead patrons.

Stories to tell

Of secret trysts

And wedding nights.

Witnesses to happy anniversaries

And birthday celebrations

Mourners of a relationship’s demise.

Yet sill pleasing to the eye

Though decades have flown

Arranged with care

Decoration replaces function.

Patrons inquire

The original keys

1912 Adolphus Hotel

Dallas, Texas.

Barely discernible room numbers

Etched in the worn brass

The only visible relief to the sameness.

Another casualty of technology


A neglected relic.

Resurrected from a dusty box


Not forgotten after all.




What happens when we lose our purpose? When we stumble and fumble and forget?

When our function gets lost in the quest toward worldly perfection… When our wants eclipse our needs…

And we become so wrapped up in ourselves that we forget the whole world crying out around us.

  And we the ones with the answer.

 Like keys that look pretty but are empty and devoid of use.

Just something interesting to look at–to wonder about in a fleeting thought–

and to forget as easily.


Ephesians 2:10- For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

– Are you serving your purpose?

-Sometimes we find ourselves adrift. What good work can you become involved in– if you need to refocus your life?