A Purposeful Life

I believe each of us is here for a reason. And that our purpose is something profound within each of us, like a tiny seed waiting to be watered, waiting to blossom.

Some people know or discover their purpose at a young age and they take every step to get to that place of prominence or importance and impact the world in a big way.  Martin Luther King knew that he wanted to make a difference in the fabric of American life.

He and his wife Coretta Scott-King decided early in their relationship that they wanted to change the status quo.

Whitney Houston had that amazing voice at a very young age and her early life was spent in the anticipation that she would do big and great things as she matured.

However, many people spend their entire life not really knowing what their purpose is.

You may have the feeling that there’s something missing or that there’s something you should be doing with your life. If that’s happening, maybe God is trying to speak to you and give you guidance and direction.

How can you tell if you’re living a purposeful existence?

When we’re not on purpose we get caught up in the drudgery of our day to day routine. Your purpose will lift you up beyond the day to day to keep you inspired.

When we don’t know our purpose it seems as if the world is against us. Your purpose allows you to serve the world and feel the joy of making a difference.

When we’re not sure of our purpose our actions are something we do without a conscious understanding. When you’re on purpose the actions you take are inspired by your intention of making an impact in the world.

When we’re not living our purpose, the trials and tribulations of our day to day interactions can have a negative impact to our
mindset and our total being, causing frustration, unhappiness and illness.

Purpose lifts you up beyond the day to day tribulations because you have a higher calling which helps you to see that good things and bad things will come. It’s the natural fabric of life. However, you’ll respond to situations as they arise knowing that a higher source will help you through.

Purpose doesn’t have to imply getting out there on a bigger stage. It could be that your purpose is making a difference as a Dad to your children. Or maybe your purpose as a teacher is to have a positive impact on a child to stay in school and graduate. Or maybe you lighten up a room with your big smile and help people feel relaxed and comfortable.

Each of us has unique, God given gifts, that we’re to here to share with the world to make it a better place.

So how does one discover what their purpose is?

By paying attention and noticing what makes you feel happy when you’re in the moment. Quiet time spent mediating or a daily journal can also help you to see what begins to take shape in your mind as you hear your inner voice.

All of the answers are within. Begin to ask the right questions and you may be surprised at what answers you’ll receive. Pay
attention to that inner voice that speaks to you. Many times we dismiss the answers that come.

However, when you begin to follow your inner guidance, you’ll slowly start to change course. You’ll begin to move in a direction that will open up more understanding of what your purpose is.

Are you living your purpose? Have you discovered your purpose? If not, what’s holding you back?

Now is your time.


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