What is that ONE thing that makes your heart burn like a raging fire?
What is that ONE thing that you were born to do?
What is your purpose in life?
Have you ever asked yourself these questions?
As a matter of fact I have struggled with these questions a great deal of my life.
I have spent a great deal of life seeking my purpose, that ONE thing that makes my heart burn like a raging fire, that ONE thing that makes my life feel whole, that ONE thing that makes every other piece of life fit into place.
While I absolutely love being a husband and father, and believe with all of my heart that my first calling in life is to be the best husband and father I can possibly be, there is something else deep down that eats at the depths of my soul. Something that calls out to me every single day beckoning me to dig deeper and find out what it is. Like a treasure that wants to be found.
I can’t explain it.
I am perfectly happy as a husband and father. I love my new career and the new opportunities I have gotten just in the last month and a half. I am excited about working with the new people I am working with and seeing what God does in and though us.
But there is something else calling out to me.
Something that calls to the very depths of my being that there is MORE to my story.
A purpose for which I am being called!!
Maybe you have felt the same thing?
I get it!!
I understand that feeling of being totally complete and happy but still have this ache inside that something is missing. I have felt that feeling of being totally content in life and yet LONG for more. I have experienced the overwhelming desire to fulfill a call that you haven’t heard yet!!
I get it!! I really do, because I am there right now!!
* So what can you do?
Well, all I can tell you is to: BEGIN WITH GOD.
I don’t know what your spiritual life is, and frankly it doesn’t matter, all I know is that in order to find that ONE thing, that ghost that calls out to you in the quite, is for you to begin at the beginning: The Creator.
You may believe in God or a Creator and you may not. I don’t care. What I KNOW is that in order to find whatever it is that is calling out to us it has to be found in the originator of creation.
If you and I are accidents, the product of random chance, then we are the most amazing accidents ever!! However, we are not accidents. We are beings created for a purpose and the only way to find the purpose of a creation is to go to the creator and ask.
That is what I am doing.
I am taking time to get with the creator and ask.
What is it that He wants me to do? What is it that He wants me to be? Where is it that He wants me to go?
If you are looking for your purpose in life, go to the Creator and ask!!
Begin the journey of discovery.
Words of Encouragement:
1.) The road is not going to be easy!!
Finding one’s purpose for life takes work and self discovery. There are going to be times where you have to change. That is part of the process. Give yourself to it. Just know that it won’t be easy. You will learn a lot about yourself, some of it you may not like, that is okay, don’t give up!! Part of the journey in discovering your purpose is discovering the things that hold you back from that purpose!!
2.) It won’t come overnight!!
Just because you ask doesn’t mean you will suddenly know. You have to wrestle with what you find. Purpose is often disguised a lot like hard work. Often times it looks like the complete and total opposite of what you thought it was supposed to look like.
3.) You will REALLY, REALLY want to quit.
There will come a time when everything looks like it is working against you and that the purpose you know to be yours is just not ever going to work out. DON’T QUIT!!! Every person that has impacted the world had a fight a battle that determined whether they would fulfill their purpose or surrender. DON’T SURRENDER!! There are too many people who need you to succeed for you to quit or surrender!!
Remember this quote:
Find out why you were born!! Join me in the journey!!
It will be worth every second!!
Until next time.