We can be desperate to find our purpose in life. That one thing in life that will light us up and motivate us to work hard and spread passion to many.
We look for it in a lot of places.
Purpose is the reason why something exists. So your purpose is why you exist.
The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren is a book I read when I was right out of college and single. Essentially it stated two things: I was created by God and for Him. We are made to love God and make Him known. That is an incredible purpose.
A lot of times people are looking for a purpose because they think that is what brings them value or worth. But we know that we are 100% valuable, worthy, and lovable not because of what we do. So truly understanding that, would mean that you know and believe, that nothing you do adds to or takes away from your value or worth. You are valuable and worthy just because you exist.
You don’t have to do anything to fulfill your purpose in life. You are already purposeful because you exist. There is NOTHING you can be, do, or have to be, to have more purpose or be more complete.
Your life will never be more valuable than someone else’s. That one is hard for me because I would like to believe that mine is more valuable. But that is absolutely not true. I will never be more valuable to God than someone else. And on the flip side, it blows my mind to think that my life has the same value as people like Mother Theresa and Bill Gates.
I love how God does that. He says you are ALL valuable, worthy, lovable to me. We just have to step into that and believe it moment by moment.
Philippians 2:13 states, “For it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.”
So since we know that we have purpose because we exist and we know that God is working in us to fulfill His purpose, then what are we supposed to do?
We get to choose what we want to do with our life simply because we want to. All living within the parameters of God’s Word, His commands and teachings, but you know what I mean.
You get to pick the reason you want to do it too.
This is what I am loving about God right now. How creative he is at fulfilling His purpose in the world by giving people desires and longings and passions. I know someone who is passionate about sharing Christ with international students who come to the United States for college. I know someone who is beyond talented at writing children’s books. I am watching someone loving and serving refugees that are resettled in Oklahoma. These people feel called to this but also are talented in these areas because God gave them the abilities to do this. But it all started with, I want to do that.
So what do you want to do, not because it makes you more… but you just want to? Is it start a ministry, is it lead a small group? Is it make and sell art, or crafts, or food?
Starting this business and serving single women has been incredible, but you know what is even more incredible, knowing that it doesn’t make me more…. I am just doing this because I want to. My worth and value has already been decided. God doesn’t need me to do this. He’s got you all covered. I know He planted that desire in my heart but I had to own it. I had to say, “I want to help single women who love Jesus, love this season of their life. I want to give them the tools I wish I would have had when I was their age. I want to help them avoid some of the suffering that I put myself through. I want to encourage and see them during this part of their story.”
If I am honest I just wanted to. I think I was born to be a life coach. It pulses through my veins. I love helping people and seeing them grow.
So what are you born to do? What is pulsing through your veins? What do you love to do, that God could have planted seeds of desire, passion, and capabilities in your heart that He wants you to follow.
Since you know your purpose, it is all just icing on the cake,