Discovering Your Purpose in Life
By Marenda Hughes Taylor
Everyone has a purpose. The question is, are we living up to our purpose and do we even know what our purpose is? There is so much more to life than going to work, making money, paying bills, having 2.5 kids, a house with a white picket fence, and a dog named Spot.
Our purpose has little to do with material possessions, financial gain, and luxurious lifestyles. When we focus on those things and make those things our purpose we create an imbalance that impedes our ability to achieve living life abundantly.
“You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.” -Woodrow Wilson
Purpose= The reason something exists.
While we each live separate lives, we cannot escape our dependence on one another, nor can we ignore our connection.
We all serve a purpose to each other.
Think about the people in your life and how they all serve a purpose in your life. Think about how you serve a purpose in their lives…..Do you see how our lives serve a purpose much greater than our own lives? Our lives affect the lives of others daily!
How Do We Serve a Purpose in Each Others Lives? It’s often the little things that matter most in life. You serve a purpose to someone just by being you. You serve a purpose to someone every time you:
I believe that our greatest area of opportunity and the biggest way to serve a purpose in the lives of others is by way of LOVE. Love is the higher purpose that drives other purposes. Everyone needs, seeks, wants, and deserves Love. Imagine how different the world would be if we all really truly loved each other.
What if your purpose is simply to LOVE?
Love suffers long and is kind; Love does not envy; Love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails. -1 Corinthians 13:4-8