How to Find Your Life Purpose on Purpose
One of the most significant challenges haunting individuals in all walks of life as they enter the work force, transition through middle age, and move into in their senior years, is finding and appreciating one's life purpose. There's a simple way to help you discover your life purpose, and do it on purpose, not haphazardly. Create a life purpose speech.
Motivation and business gurus suggest we should have an “elevator speech,” a concise, brief message about ourselves that communicates who we are and what we do to benefit a company or organization. It’s like a commercial we create for ourselves, one we can deliver in the time it takes to ride from the top to the bottom of a building in an elevator, about 30 seconds.
A Thoughtful Process of Answering Questions
The creation of an elevator speech is not an easy thing to do. It begins with a thoughtful process in which we answer a combination of the who, what, why, when, where, and how questions. It ends with a difficult and purposeful editing process, difficult because most of us like to talk about ourselves.
The creation of a life purpose speech is a deliberate process of answering fundamental questions about who we are, and what we should do to fulfill our God-given purpose in life. While many people go about their lives haphazardly living from day to day without having a clue about what God wants them to accomplish, you have an opportunity to find your life purpose on purpose.
You are the way you are for a reason. You’ve experienced what you have for a reason. Who you are, what you have experienced, and what drives you to act, all play a role in determining how you fulfill God’s purpose for you. Once you prayerfully complete your life purpose speech, you can be confident God is directing you because he doesn’t make mistakes.
A Mosaic of Your God-Given Purpose
The answers you discover form a mosaic that tells you who God wants you to be and his purpose for you. Once you define your God-given purpose and determine whether or not your life aligns with it, you can make adjustments going forward to align your life with your purpose, your destiny. You’ll have made a deliberate effort to obey God as you walk a path predestined for you.
At that point, you will be able to answer these core questions: How can I live out God’s purpose for me in all areas of my life? How will I make sure I keep on track? And, who will be there to support me? If you walk in prayerful obedience to God, he will provide answers to these questions and the resources you need to fulfill your life destiny.
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Listen to God's Words
The Lord Almighty has sworn, “Surely, as I have planned, so it will be, and as I have purposed, so it will happen.” (Isaiah 14:24)
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. (Romans 8:28)
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. (Matthew 6:33)
Also read: Psalm 119:105, Jeremiah 29:11, 1 Corinthians 7:17
In the Words of Others
“To serve is beautiful, but only if it is done with joy and a whole heart and a free mind.” Pearl S. Buck
“The purpose of life is to contribute in some way to making things better.” Robert F. Kennedy
“If you know that God loves you, you should never question a directive from him.” Henry Blackaby
Think About It
What is your current position, where you are today in how you live your life? Your Christian walk?
What are your abilities and skills that help you achieve?
What experiences and education have been part of your successes?
What are you really passionate about? What values and principles guide you?
Who have you been able to serve over the years? About what aspects of your service have you been most passionate?
What is your purpose in life? Write a brief “life purpose speech.”