Developing a Sense of Purpose
Are you struggling with finding joy in your work, vocation or ministry? Sometimes it can feel even with all of your best preparation and efforts to achieve a goal, you still end up short?
I have had similar conversations with millennials and other generations who have experienced feelings of inadequacy, loss of direction, and struggling with purpose. There is no shortage of books out there on how to find your purpose and calling. I have read several of them myself. I have found several of these books like The Purpose Driven Life, Instinct, The Art of Work to be helpful in recognizing the value of pursuing a life plan that aligns with who we were created to be. They have all been useful for me during certain points of my life when I have struggled to know the answer to the question, "What on earth am I here for?"
While I do not profess to be an expert on navigating the journey of life, I am holding on to the faith that lets me know that I will be alright. We have the freedom to choose the mindset of a positive outcome despite our circumstances. This is not always so easy. As I continue my own quest towards fulfillment and work, I am learning that what we currently see can often overshadow our ability to see into our future. However, if we can just look back on any previous circumstance, we can learn a lot about ourselves and the power we have within us to sustain.
Learn to take the necessary steps to develop a sense of purpose that brings your soul joy on the journey.