Purpose Driven Life

Even the most primitive person can tell you that the purpose is found in your own heart and not up in space somewhere.

What is my purpose here on earth? while addressing issues of identity and self-worth.

Everything in this universe was designed for a purpose and a relationship, such that everything plays a role in contributing to something else outside it.

In order to determine our value or worth, we first need to identify why we are here—our purpose. But to identify our purpose, we need to identify who we are, and to do that, we need to know the One who created us, God Himself.

There is a difference between gifts and skills. While the former is something we are born with, the latter is something we acquire through practice and effort, which then leads to talent—being  exceptional at something.

As in Jesus’ parable of the talents, believers are to diligently “multiply our talents”, i.e responsibly developing the natural gifts we have in order to make a meaningful contribution in the lives of others. To those who have a tendency to compare their gifts and skills with others, It’s not about what you’ve got but what you do with what you’ve got.

One’s purpose in life, therefore, is found in developing and investing in our gifts to achieve talent, and combining that talent with passion (issues beyond our self-interests which capture our heart and engage us emotionally) so as to make an effective and valuable contribution in the lives of others.

5 ways to channel
gifts, skills, interests and passion

  • Whatever gifts you have, invest in it wisely and develop it to a degree of mastery in order to make a meaningful contribution in another’s life.
  • Do something nice for a friend for no reason.
  • Do something nice for somebody you don’t know so well.
  • Do something nice for somebody you don’t like. There is a gift that is returned to you even though it is not the objective, and that gift is confidence.
  • Do the right thing because it’s the right thing to do and not for praise or accolades.
  • Gunther B

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