Tonight I am preparing to speak to some local teenagers about finding their purpose and decided that I would share some thoughts on the topic. Purpose is what keeps us all getting out of bed in the morning and pushing on in spite of many obstacles and disappointments. It is purpose that truly fulfills a human being’s life. Without purpose, we are just like robots going through the motions of life; just doing what is needed to get by. I can candidly tell you that I have felt like that robot many days, weeks, and even months at a time.
As I am compiling my information, stories, and examples, I am reminded of how desperately we ALL need to live this life with passion and purpose. Every night when we lay our heads down, that day is irreversible. We can’t go back and have a re-do. Another day has passed with the opportunity to love, change, and impact someone’s life. I believe that our purpose always has to do with the advancement of humanity and betterment of society. I believe that our purpose is also meant to be eternally lasting. I believe that we each were born “for such a time as this”.
Only I can do what I was created to do and reach those that I was intended to reach. Only you can do what you were created to do and reach those you are intended to reach. My precious friend, we only get one shot at this gift of life on earth, then we will be rewarded for what we did with the “talents” given to us. Our natural, inborn aptitudes, passions, and personality are all clues to our God-given purpose. God doesn’t make junk or mistakes! When he created us, he was designing us to do what HE wanted. Even our trials, pain, and obstacles that we overcome are interwoven into that fabric of purpose in our lives. We each reflect a deeply thought-out, hand-carved “masterpiece” exploding with our “one-of-a-kind” fingerprint to leave on this world. It’s astounding to think that of all 7 billion people in the world, our fingerprint is individual and it can not be copied…so is our life!
So, what is keeping you from living life on purpose? Is it fear? Is it comparison? Feeling inadequate? Feeling tired and depressed?
I want to encourage us all (myself included) to step out and do bold things to impact the world; to embrace life fully. I encourage you to smile, laugh, enjoy people and love them! Remember, we only get one shot!