Determining your purpose is based on how deeply you are willing to look into your heart and soul in search of what is missing in your life. Helping you discover your purpose will come from me sharing with you how I was able to find mine and ultimately how I will continue to help others find theirs. By doing this, you will be able to begin “Living Your Best Life Ever”.
First you must understand what purpose is. According to the dictionary, purpose is the reason for which something exists or is done, made, used, etc. Some may even consider it to mean “to stimulate what comes from the inner part of us”. However, I believe it is why we were placed on earth. After years of searching for the reason I exist, I finally realized that it was to impact the lives of others so that they may also fulfill their divine purpose or passion while here on earth.
One of my favorite scriptures says, “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to his Purpose” Romans 8:28 (NKJV). One’s natural interpretation of this scripture means that even in hardship and suffering, going through tough times and disappointments, even when being wrongly treated, one can rest assured that things will work out for good if they would continue walking in their purpose.
If you are living your purpose, others will be able to notice it just by you entering into their presence. There should be a glow of light that is a reflection of what exist inside of you which causes others to gravitate to you. Have you ever been in the presence of someone and their energy is so exhilarating that it immediately cause others to be attracted to them? This is someone who is walking in and living their purpose.
So, if you are serious about finding out what your purpose is, you can begin by purchasing yourself a nice journal, a notebook, or some regular notebook paper. I have below a list of questions you may ask yourself to assist you with this process.
· What are some of the things people compliment you on?
· What are some of the things people ask you to help them with or do for them?
· What are some of the things people say you should get paid for doing?
· What are some of your hidden talents?
· What are some of the things you enjoy doing most?
· What are some of the things you would continue doing even if you won the lottery?
· What is it that you have always dreamed of doing?
· What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
· What are some of the things you have learned to overcome that others struggle with?
· What are some of the things others do that you feel you could do better?
· What bothers you about how others do things?
· What is it you can do that would make the world a better place?
Now that you’ve had the opportunity to assess some of your strengths, interests, and passions, you should have a better idea of determining your life purpose. Before you get discouraged, you still have a few concerns to address. Remember that some things do not manifest overnight for everyone and that this journey could take a lifetime. So, it’s best to continue working at it until you get it right.
If the previous assignment did not assist you in determining your purpose, you can also try the next exercise by writing out some of the things you love to do. Example: I love to write poetry because it relaxes me and allows me to express my inner feelings. I enjoy inspiring and encouraging others because I love seeing them grow. I love making music and singing. I love to read and helping others. I love to share with others and to go shopping.
Next you could write down all the things that come naturally to you.
Example: Communicating with others, motivating people, writing, creating new ideas and them putting them into action, thinking outside of the box, dancing, and teaching people how to have a better life.
After you’ve considered some of the things that came easily to you and the things that gave you pleasure, it should help you realize that your purpose has something to do with helping people. Now you can begin to examine the different ways you could do this. As you complete this exercise, hopefully your mind is full of thoughts that make you smile and help you realize that your life has purpose, which would cause you to become eager in wanting to fulfill it.