How to find your purpose.

How to find your purpose.

“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

When I was younger, my family and I did a lot of bushwalking. The main purpose of bushwalking is to walk through bushland to a lookout or the top of a hill to see an elevated view of the area. One day we went on a bushwalk with a group of people in an area we hadn’t explored before. Our purpose was to get to the lookout by lunchtime and see the view of the valley, but it was foggy and we got lost in thick scrub. After 4 hours on that bushwalk, we had a new purpose. To get home alive. No one cared about seeing the lookout or any other scenery. We were all tired and cold, and ready to go home. We eventually made it home and I have never been so happy to have a bath and get into warm, dry clothes.

Have you ever felt like you created to live a unique and purpose filled life, but didn’t know how to find your pathway?

 Many people know exactly what they want to do with their lives, and they work in that field for their whole career, and then other people need to create a life pathway that might look a bit different to be able achieve their purposes.

Your life purpose will always benefit other people.

Our main purpose is to give glory to God and help others.

Our identity in Christ lays an important foundation on which we can build our lives upon, it is the pathway for us to find security, significance, and satisfaction.

It is easy to get lost in our jobs, our families, our friends, our looks, our style, and appearance and forget that underneath all that we need to hold onto God says about us.

How do we find our purpose?

We all have something that we love to do, something that we are good at and have a natural ability for.

You might be a great baker and bake the most delicious treats that bring joy to others.

Maybe you are a singer and you love to perform.

Maybe you are a nurse and you love taking care of people.

You might love running businesses and making money.

You might love children and want to help them grow and develop.

You might be a pastor and love caring for people.

 We all want to do something with our lives that gives us a sense of satisfaction. We all want to achieve something. Deep down we all have something that we are passionate about, that we want to share with others.

“For this very purpose I have raised you up, that you may show My power in you, and that my name may be declared in all the earth” Romans 9:17

Finding our purpose is something that all of us have wrestled with. We all have a desire to fulfil our purpose. The truth is, you are probably already doing something at the moment that is apart of your purpose. Sometimes we find our purpose in a vocation, and sometimes we find our purpose in the things we do in our spare time.

God created us to fulfil his purpose and plan for our life. He gave us all dreams and desires. Most of us have dreams that are impossible to achieve without God’s provision and favour. God gives us all a specific desire for certain things, because he made us specifically with the gifts, talents and strengths to reach certain people.

“The plans of the Lord stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations” Psalm 33:11

What are you desires and dreams for the future?

Every day I make a habit of spending 10-15 minutes thinking about the future and the dreams God has given me. It has helped me to begin to feel like those dreams are a reality, and fill me with hope and expectation for what God is going to do in my life and through me to help others.

God gives us dreams to chase after and usually they are much bigger than we can possibly do on our own and we need God to help us achieve them.

What is the purpose of your life? 

If you could describe your life so far in one word, what would it be?

Many times God will give us big dreams that we need to “grow into”, we need to stretch our faith and grow in our skills, abilities and to be able to achieve them.

When we find our life purpose, it gives us a great sense of achievement and satisfaction. I once met a lady who worked as a child care teacher. She loved her work and felt like it was her purpose to look after and care for children. She said that she didn’t get paid a lot, but she did it because she loved it and she felt it was life purpose to look after children.

How do we find our purpose?

1.Embrace who we are in Christ. 

2. Work out the gifts and talents you have, that you can use to benefit others.

3. Pursue the passions and desires you have to achieve your dreams.

Remember this is a journey, so take your time, and allow God to show you the desire and plans he has for your life as you start taking steps forward to discover you purpose.