"The PURPOSE of life is not to be happy; it is to be useful, to be honourable, to be compassionate. To have it makes some difference that you have lived and lived well". - Ralph Waldo Emerson
A life without purpose isn't worth living. As per the laws of creation, every living thing has been given an assignment to undertake. One great man says "everything we need to make our world better is right here in people." Sadly, not everyone is willing to undertake the assignment they have been created for.
Purpose is defined as the reason for which something exists. The reason is what empowers a person to live. It isn't enough that you just occupy a space called life. You have to show gratitude for the life you have by making sense of it - in manifesting the purpose God created you for.
"So he looked this way and that way, and when he saw no one, he killed the Egyptian and hid him in the sand" is what Exodus 2 verses 12 speaks of Moses when he came of age. His purpose was to redeem Israel but his methods weren't God's. You also need to know that your rewards in life is connected to the purpose you manifest.
These five advantages of having purpose will bring you delight and insight as you read further:-
1.Purpose helps your self-motivation for continuous success. In times of frustration and disillusion, what will keep you going is the force of our purpose. As you remind yourself of our purpose, the energy to keep going is released.
2. Purpose guards against negative programming. The joy of knowing that you have the original blueprint of your purpose, stops you from buying into the negativity around.
3. Purpose helps you value your parameters to avoid spreading yourself all over the place. You learn to stay within your gift and calling.
4. Purpose will distinguish you and separate you from who you are from what you have achieved. Purpose is so powerful it can help you stay away from trouble and from what seems popular but not in concert with what you've been created for.
5. Finally, purpose is what will set your spirit on high in times of low experiences. Being humans, challenges will seek to test your joy, endurance etc but purpose is the oil that keeps pumping the adrenaline you need to win.
Think Aloud :-
What does purpose mean to you?