One of the most sought-after answers in life is our purpose. Countless books have been written on the subject. “What is the purpose of life? Why are we here?”
By design, we were implanted with a desire to know the answers to these types of questions. Something deep within us remains unsettled. We live our lives based off our understanding of purpose or in the search of it. Whether we realize it or not, we are driven by purpose.
Purpose That Empowers
I believe that purpose is intended to empower us. You were created to move Heaven and Earth! You were created for impossibilities made realities! You were never meant for mediocrity or complacency. When you don’t feel a sense of purpose, however, it’s easy to think the opposite is true. The Bible says, “Where there is no vision, my people perish.” (Proverbs 29:18) Some translations say, “Where there is no vision, there is no hope.”
Every single one of us, was predestined with the greatest purpose in mind. It was written in our DNA. It is this divine purpose that moves the heart of the searching to become observers. And the heart of the observer to become a participator. And the participator to become a visionary. It is men made disciples, then made apostles.
On the other side of a renewed mind lies the potential for impossibilities to become reality. This is where the passions and desires in your heart are joined together with the power of God. And through mysteries unknown to man, we acquire the longings of His heart.
Finding Your Purpose
Your God-given talents and passions may be the pathway to your purpose. If you have a burning passion for something, it could be a clue. Maybe you have had a burning desire to be a mom your whole life. Maybe the thought of building shelters and providing food, clothing and education in third world countries excites you. Or perhaps you have a knack for writing music that inspires and touches your listeners.
You will know you are on the right track when you feel that passion in your life. That “thing” will represent the heart of God working through your life. In other words, it will reveal God and His goodness to the world around you. When you operate in your purpose, it will have a dramatic effect in everything you do. You will feel most alive when you are living out of that purpose.
A sense of purpose may be one of the most crucial and powerful guiding forces in our lives. Take the time to think about your passions and pursue your purpose as designed by God.
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