The Three Reasons Why You Need A Purpose

Why was I born?

That’s one of the biggest, most challenging questions we will face in life. Many people won’t verbalize it…they won’t speak it out for fear of what others will think. Or simply because of the possibility that they really won’t discover the answer to this powerful question.

But…If you are a Christian, hopefully you believe that your existence was more than just happenstance or an accident. Hopefully you know that you were created by God with a great purpose. I believe our purpose answers the question, “why was I born?”.

A purpose does at least three things for us:

A purpose defines us

It points the way…makes the path clear…shows us who we are supposed to be.

You need that definition in your life because it settles you, calms you, and keeps you from running through life constantly searching for something that you never seem to find.

Have you ever known anyone like that?

I bet you have…maybe that statement has described you at some point in your life.

Purpose defines.

A Purpose directs us

It helps us to walk in the right direction for our life. If you seem to be drifting…maybe its time to seek more than the things of everyday life. Maybe its time to go after your purpose.

A Purpose helps us rise to more.

More of what? More than we could be on our own. A purpose from God makes us realize that our life counts. We become motivated. Ready to take on what life throws at us.

To start down the path of finding your purpose…
Here’s what you need to do:

change your outlook…realize that things might not be just as you thought.
open your heart to hope…God does have a purpose for your life. He wants you to find it more than you do.
don’t quit yet…quitting is easy, but it leaves no lasting rewards. Finding your purpose may take time and sticking to it; but it will change your life.

What about you, would you say you’re living in your purpose? Yes or no?

I’d love to hear your comment in the box below! Have a great day, and do it on purpose!

Larry Shankle is a pastor, author, and blogger. He helps people get clarity and direction in their calling, purpose, dreams, and leadership.

Larry and his wife (Amanda) live in the Arkansas river valley with their two boys (Braxton and Dawson). He has spent almost two decades in active local church ministry serving in multiple leadership roles. Larry has spent the last six and a half years serving as Lead Pastor of GrandviewChurch in Natural Dam, AR.

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