How to find your true life purpose
By nikoya on September 23, 2013
Wondering about our purpose in life is a strongly relatable question that everyone asks at some point in their lives. It is normal to question if we each have a purpose, to question the purpose of life and to wonder if we believe we have found our purpose. For those who are asking, “What is my purpose in life? What am I supposed to do with my life?” we will explore paths to answers below. For those who are asking, “Am I doing what I am really supposed to do with my life? Am I living the way I was really created to live in the Earth realm, or did I miss something when I thought I understood my life purpose?” we will also explore.
The first question: Who am I?
The path to finding your true life purpose is a path of authenticity. Self-mastery and self-knowledge are the conceptual concrete on the road to discovering purpose. You hear a lot about people saying a “sense of self” is needed to succeed. A sense of self is a great place to begin, but cannot fully express the depth of self-knowledge that is required to reveal ones true life purpose.
If someone were to ask you today, “Who are you?” what would you say? Would you give your name and your occupation or vocation? Would you list a simple job title or describe what you do for a living? Or would you describe personality traits of yourself (nice person, caring, shy, etc.)? You must know who you are before you can go anywhere in life on an intentional path.
The second question: Why am I here
We exist on the Earth to express our God given purpose and to live a life of success. What is success? Success is the divine ability to express a God given purpose in the Earth realm. Many people confuse success with the word “accomplishment”. If you achieve a noble thing or accumulate a status of prestige, but it is not in alignment with who you are, then it is not connected with your purpose. Titles and roles that do not resonate with who you are internallyare merely accomplishments.
From an occupational perspective that would be a person who is only pursuing a path or career because it makes a lot of money, a lawyer for example, when their true self is passionate about caring and helping the sick. Law may not be in alignment with who they are, therefore it more than likely will not bring them fulfillment. It will not be an expression of purpose for their lives because it is not in alignment with their true self, therefore they would not be considered a success. They’d simply be an accomplished, unhappy attorney!
Success occurs when you can find something that aligns with your true self, your passions and a general problem. If you can find a way to solve that problem to where it provides value to others on the Earth, you have found the key ingredients for a successful, purposeful life.
The third question: Where am I going?
Once you know who you are, you must also find out where you are going. Knowing where you are going relates to your destiny. Your destiny is directly related to a destination, one that you should have chosen to see yourself headed towards. Destiny is decision based; it is not to be confused with the word purpose.
We choose our destinies by making decisions. You made the decision to read this article, and if you choose to process this information it can affect your destiny. You made the decision to get up and go to work in the morning, thus your destination was your work place. You made thedecision to marry your husband or wife, thus your destinies are linked together in marriage.
Purpose is not the same. We do not create or decide our purpose. Our purpose is encrypted in to our DNA, and we have the ability to express that purpose built into our genome. Purpose simply is this: divine enablement of a God given potential that was given to be expressed in our time spent in the Earth. Our gifts and callings are irrevocable, and cannot be changed. We are here to do what we were created to do and that is the purpose of life.
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