Have you ever wondered why you are here on earth? Or, have you been confused as to the reason why God created you? Have you asked yourse...
Have you ever wondered why you are here on earth? Or, have you been confused as to the reason why God created you? Have you asked yourself this question: who really am I? You may have been at a cross road in life where you ask yourself what am I here to do. God did not create us insignificant! This of course is true. Everyone on this earth was born with and for a purpose. It is this purpose that gives life it's true meaning. Without purpose, you are just existing and wandering around perhaps in circles! Purpose is the reason for your living. Now it is imperative to understand that you do not decide your purpose; you discover it! It’s been said that when you do not know the purpose of a thing, abuse is inevitable. Again, have you ever given a thought why you are here on earth? In this piece, I'll try as much as possible to explain what purpose is and how you can discover it. The intention is that at the end of the day you will come to realize who you are, why you are here on earth and finally by discovering who you are, you will begin to live a life that's indeed above average. That is the excellent life!
There are many plans in the heart of a man; but the purpose of God that shall stand; so said the wisest man of his time, king Solomon in Proverbs 19 vs 21. You see, your purpose on earth has already been determined by the creator, you only need to discover what that purpose is.
The greatest tragedy that can befall anyone in life is not death; it is life without purpose-Dr. Myles Munroe. Without purpose life at best becomes an experiment!
In its simplest meaning, purpose is the why of a thing; why were you created! To add to the over 7 billion people on earth? No. You need to discover your why on earth in order to fully maximize your living. Purpose is defined as the original intent or motivation for creating or producing something. For example, what was the intent or the motivation of the Wright brothers Orville and Wilbur to invent the airplane after all the scientists had gathered and agreed that it was not possible to create an object that could fly. They defied that assertion because they were motivated to create that object today has enabled movement across different boundaries. What was the purpose of the telephone? Of course, to enable communication between individuals across boundaries with ease. The intention of the manufacturers of the electric iron is to enable us give our clothes that neat and crisp outlook making us look presentable.
When you discover your purpose that’s when your life really begins. It's been said there are two important days in the life of everyone, the day you were born and the day you discover why you were born. Think about it!
Importance of discovering your purpose
Purpose is so important in life that without discovering it you will just be wandering in life without fulfillment. Yes, purpose brings about fulfillment in life. It brings that sense of satisfaction in the things you are doing. Are you fulfilled in your current disposition? Give it a thought.
Purpose also is important in the sense that it enables you to live life with integrity. People who know their purpose in life know who they are, what they are, and why they are. And when you know yourself, it becomes easier to live a life that’s true to your core values, you live with integrity. Where that is lacking, anything goes and you will not be taken seriously.
Purpose enables you also to live a life of commitment. When you discover your purpose, you give yourself to that calling, you get dedicated to it until excellent result is produced. This will not only satisfy you but will also impact society. Purpose engenders excellence in life.
Purpose brings about perseverance. When you discover your purpose, it keeps you going even when things get tough. Because that’s your why, you don’t just give up. In fact, as things get tough, you are motivated to do more until expected result is achieved.
When you discover your purpose, it helps you get focused. You exit dissipating energy in mundane things. The power of focus is wonderful that it enables you produce outstanding results in that core area. It brings about expertise in life and makes you fruitful.
How do you discover your purpose?
Having read this far on this topic, it is evident that it’s your desire to discover your purpose. Ride with me as we explore ways by which you can discover your purpose for living.
Passion: What are those things you like doing the most. Pay very close attention to them, therein may lie your purpose. Now sit down every morning take a pen and paper and write down those things you like doing, continue to do it every day until you get to that you can comfortably say yes this is it.
Follow Your Inner Guidance (what is your heart telling you): This is a pointer to what God has designed you to do. Sometimes your heart has a way of pointing and impressing upon you to do a particular thing continuously. I tell you the truth it may be wise to consider that seriously because that maybe your purpose on earth.
Visions and Dreams: This is another significant way through which you may discover your purpose. You may have dreams or visions pointing you to specific things or how to get difficult things done. It is said that vision is your dream with purpose. They point to the future. Kindly give thoughts to more striking ones especially as it relates to your purpose.
Things that people Appreciate About You: Are you someone that likes drawing and when you do, are you always being appreciated by the people? Or, do people appreciate you when you sing and say good things about that. It is wise you pay good attention to that and find a way to maximize that gift and profitably establish it.
Keep An Open Mind: The idea is to get a better picture of yourself, and this includes the image you present to other people, as well as what you are good at and things you could improve. These unexpected qualities might lend themselves to an area of work that you had never considered before. Do not have a straight-jacketed, cast-in-stone decision about your purpose. By keeping your options open, you allow ideas even from unexpected quarters to flow into you thereby bringing to reality your life’s purpose.
It’s worth mentioning here that it is one thing to discover your purpose in life and another thing entirely to fulfill it. Now let’s say you have discovered your purpose, you will need to work hard to fulfill it. In doing so, you may likely encounter frustration and challenges along the way. Do not despair! Let passion continue to drive you until you get to the top.
Finding Gods purpose for your life equals finding peace and prosperity which takes you out of the life of average and causes you to live the excellent life you were created for. Wealth will certainly come when you discover and pursue your purpose in life. When you discover your purpose and pursue it, the world will come to you! Check out your uniqueness and find out what differentiates you from the billions of people who inhabit this planet; then pursue it deliberately and consistently and you will be glad you did.
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