During some of my coaching sessions and conversations with potential clients, I’m sometimes amazed when I ask them about their purpose and they don’t know. After many years on this planet, many are still not clear about their mission. We seek fulfillment from so many different areas of our lives but yet seek to find our true purpose. I guess I’ve always been one to challenge myself, learn more about life and the secrets of the Universe.
I can remember in my 20’s and early 30’s still feeling like there was a piece of my life puzzle missing and I started asking the questions, why am I here & what was I created to do? I never believed that I was created for a job because I always felt limited in some way and had the understanding that jobs are temporary. Although they serve their purpose, unless you are in a field that’s in high demand, a job could be here today and gone tomorrow.
Thinking back over my life, it’s very clear to me as to why I always became so dissatisfied after being on a job for a few years. I thought that if I got another job at another company, it would fill the void. So for years I went from company to company trying to find satisfaction. I never found satisfaction until I discovered my purpose. Jobs are temporary but your work is permanent. The jobs were necessary for my growth because they prepared me for my permanent work or in other words “my purpose”.
Romans 8:28 says, 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.
God doesn’t live in a box and is always seeking expression and expansion through us. So why do we get comfortable with a job which is just temporary? I recently read a quote that I resonated with me and I quote, “The purpose of life is to discover your gift. The meaning of life is to give your gift away.” Prov. 18:16 – A man’s gift will make room for him and bring him before great men. A career is what we're paid for, but our calling is what we're made for.
All of us are abundantly blessed with gifts that can we can contribute to the world. This week I’ve decided to revisit “The Purpose Driven Life” by Rick Warren. Here are the 5 Purposes of a Purpose Driven Life:
Take a moment and examine your life today and find one or more of the 5 purposes you need to work on to make your life more fulfilling.
Peace and abundant blessings.
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