Why are you here? What is the meaning of life? What’s your purpose? Boy, if those aren’t age old questions that every generation has been trying to figure out!
Do you know what your purpose is? Do you have any idea? It’s the reason you get up every day and could be the most important thing you ever figure out in your life. I believe this is the reason there is so much depression and anxiety in the world. People have lost their passion to find their purpose. Purpose drives people to do things they never imagined possible. Your purpose changes over time as you grow and mature. It doesn’t always stay the same, although it very well could. Many times we have more than one purpose and many times it lasts only for a season and another one takes its place. Here are mine so far:
- Child of God
- Mother, grandmother
- Church secretary
- Serving others
I also have a gift of being able to see other people’s gifts and showing them how to use those gifts for others. What are your gifts? What are some things you are passionate about?
When you are in line with your purpose, you are your happiest self. I tell my kids all the time, to find something you like to do, then do it with all your heart and when you find a way to make a living doing it, you will never ‘work’ a day in your life.
Do you have any hobbies? Are you a good cook? Do you like gardening? Are you good at striking up a conversation with others?
On a sheet of paper, I’d like you to list 5 things you like to do and beside each one add some creative way that you could monetize it into making a living. Dream big, because the sky’s the limit! But here’s the clincher: You’ve got to include God in your plans because He already knows them.
The Bible talks about our purpose and helps connect us to God in order for us to fully know our purpose. Here are a few verses to get you thinking:
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”–Jeremiah 29:11
Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails. –Proverbs 19:21
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. –Romans 8:28
For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. –Ephesians 2:10
Do these verses encourage you to start working on your purpose? Purpose gives us meaning, a reason to live and go on. Are you living your life according to God’s purpose, doing what He has called you to do? Live life to the fullest by connecting with Him through prayer and discernment.
I hope this article has helped you start thinking about purpose and the meaning of your life. At the top of my website is a Character Traits page that lists all the traits with links to the blog posts I’ve written about them. Pick a couple traits that may help line you up with your purpose.
Next month, I’ll start attaching worksheets to the posts to help you develop those traits. Please hit the sign up button at the top or bottom of this page and enter your email if you haven’t already subscribed to the blog post. –As always, there are no ads, no spam and everything, every worksheet will be free. — I’m living out my purpose.