Last Updated on September 22, 2020 by NPseo123
How to get clear on your life’s purpose.
Life purpose is a constant examination most of us are in pursuit of day in and day out. I can tell you for many years I have asked the question that most of us ask. “What is the REAL reason I am here on this earth?” I can tell you for sure that everyone is unique and you have been created to do more than just go to work, pay bills, and retire.
What I have learned is that we each have special gifts inside of us that benefit one another. It’s like a puzzle, the puzzle is not complete with all of the pieces that fit properly together in it. So where you are gifted someone lacks and so on. This makes all of us an asset to each other and proves the point that we all have amazing value to bring to the world. However, you cannot tap into your purpose if you do not examine it and get an understanding of what it is. Here is how to get clear on your life’s purpose.
Before reading on, explore all of our resources for spiritual encouragement or mindset maintenance. You have unlimited potential and I want to help you tap into it. Now, read on and find your life’s purpose.
You Don’t FIND Your Life’s Purpose, it’s Already Inside of You.
One of my all-time favorite writers and Pastors Dr. Myles Munroe has written many books on the purpose and vision for your life. He has so many profound statements and thought-provoking ideas that really help us understand our place in this world. A few key quotes of his that stick with me daily are…
“ Your purpose is what you were created to do and was predestined before you were born”Dr.Myles Munroe
“ You must decide if you are going to rob the world or bless it with the rich, valuable, potent resources locked away within you.”Dr.Myles Munroe
“ You don’t live to be employed you live to deploy (your life’s purpose).”Dr.Myles Munroe
He Gives GREAT insight to these quotes in his book In Pursuit of Purpose which I HIGHLY recommend reading.
Too often we go on a life long quest to FIND what we are meant to do. We use outside resources to fulfill that understanding when we actually need to take time with ourselves to tap into it.
If our purpose is inside of us then we most certainly need to consult OURSELVES. Not our friends or what the media says or why other people are successful. The only way to get clear on our purpose is to take quiet time alone to listen to our inner voice.
We have so many distractions in the world that try to keep us from doing just that. It is important to have boundaries. By all means relax, watch your favorite TV show but you must limit the time spent on other things and give yourself the proper attention as well.
How to Know When You are NOT Operating in Your Life’s Purpose.
There are many telltale signs that show you are not on the right path to your life’s purpose.
- Not motivated to get out of bed in the morning
- Working a job that you cannot stand
- Using pleasure as a distraction from discipline
- A desire in your heart calling you to do MORE that won’t go away
In a great article by Dan Waldschmidt “11 ways to know when you have found your purpose.”
He brings up so many Valid points as well.
- Your purpose should give you energy
- Others lives are enriched by what you do
- You can see a plan of preparation in your past
Identify Your Gift.
I think Steve Harvey said it best “ Your Gift is the thing you do the best with the least amount of effort.”
Purpose and gifts go hand in hand…your gifts allow you to fulfill your purpose.
The KEY here is Gifts can be all sorts of things! We too often believe that our gifts have to be something so GRAND that it takes year and years to identify it and master it.
FALSE FALSE FALSE
Here’s what I want you to do.. think of your favorite food or dessert… got it? Most likely it’s something many people are familiar with..right? mac n cheese, sushi, fried chicken, pizza, cheeseburger, French fries, cheesecake, brownies….the list goes on and on (
BUT I will stop there because it’s making me hungry.)
The point is once you identify your favorite food I am sure you know exactly WHERE to either buy or order it made the way you like it.
The realization here is that someone has used their gift of either cooking or baking to strike a chord of happiness within you.
Making an amazing macaroni and cheese is not as admirable as obtaining a Doctorate degree BUT it doesn’t have to be. The person creating it is working in THEIR gift!
Making the mac is EASY for them and in return your RAVE about it.
Your purpose is tied closely to what you are gifted in so it is imperative you identify and refine it.
Key Indicators for Figuring Out Your Gift .
“ Pay close attention to the things that make you happy.”
Here are some things to think about when identifying your gift.
- What things do I do that come naturally to me?
- When do I lose track of time?
- When do I feel in a state of flow?
- What am I excited to share with others?
- What do I find easy and interesting?
- What do others compliment me on frequently?
- How would my closest friends or loved ones describe what I talk about most?
Once you can begin getting the answers to some of these questions that is when the REAL satisfaction of life comes in.
“When you know who you are and where you are going you become unstoppable.”
Life’s Purpose, Gifts, and Vision is the ULTIMATE Trifecta.
When you get clear on your purpose you identify your gifts, AND you start on the VISION to manifest it you are on an AMAZING PATH!
It’s important to note that at this stage it is imperative you being thinking of creating a vision board!
If you are not familiar with one it is basically a collage that you create centered around what things you want to attract in your life and the EMOTION associated with achieving them. Ecourse COMING SOON!
“Purpose is an inside job.” It is necessary for you to take the steps to really get in touch with yourself and find out what makes your heart skip a beat. It is WORTH it! I promise.
So Many Blessings,