What Is Your Purpose?

What Were You Created For?

What is your purpose?  Don’t just read over that question and move on to the next sentence.  Seriously ask and answer:  What is your purpose?  We all have a purpose, but most of us are not sure of what it is.  We live our lives and sometimes, if we are lucky, we might by accident bump into our purpose.  Psalm 139:14 says:  “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”  You are a creation of God and if God took the time to create you, then He also took the time to create you for a reason.

Every morning I begin my day by spending time with God.  I pray, talk with Him and I read the Bible and listen for His wisdom.  Through the years this has helped me to discover and stay true to my purpose.  Life is not always easy and it has thrown me more than a handful of curve balls, but my Creator has been with me every step of the way and has gotten me through even the worst of it – with the calm reassurance that I was created on purpose for a purpose!

The reason that you need to ask and answer the question:  “What is my purpose?”, is because your purpose does things for you that you could never dream or imagine that it is doing!  So let me share with you a simple idea that will help you to discover and pursue your purpose!

This Is A Process!  You purpose does not change, but it may look very different today than it did a few years ago.  Purpose is always evolving and growing.  It takes on new characteristics as you face, learn and develop from the living of life.  There is a big difference between a goal and your purpose.  A goal is something that you can achieve and then it’s done.  A purpose is never-ending.  A goal has a destination.  A purpose is the journey.  You might have a goal of becoming a teacher, but teaching is not your purpose.  Teaching is a means of fulfilling your purpose.  Your purpose is to educate, train and grow others with knowledge that will challenge and change their lives!

Ask The Question!  What journey do you want to take with your life?  What journey were you created to take with your life?  What journey will you take with your life and where will that journey take you?  Answer these questions and you will begin to discover, pursue and fulfill your purpose!

This May Take Some Time!  Discovering your purpose is a process.  If you really want to know your purpose, then try this idea to help you get started!

brainstorm!  Sit down and actually take the time to think about it!  Get a blank piece of paper or a blank computer screen and answer these questions:

-What do I love to do?
-What am I passionate about?
-What would other people say excites me?
-Who do you admire and what do you admire about them?
-What accomplishments in your life have made you feel special and needed?
-What do other people brag on about you?
-If money were not an issue, what would you spend your time doing?
-If you knew you only had a year to live – what would you do with that year?

As you answer these questions, you should begin to notice a theme emerging.  This theme will help you to understand your purpose!  Try to figure it out and write it down in one sentence!  When you read your purpose sentence, it should excite you and fill your life with passion!  If you figure out your passion, you will discover a fuel source that will take you to amazing places – that’s the power of purpose!