Purpose? What does that even mean?
“Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it”- Gautama Buddha
Hi Friends! So I finally stopped procrastinating and got right down to it! I have so many ideas and thoughts in my head and the problem is where to dump them all.
Firstly, I thought about making podcasts( which I’ll still get to by the way) but yeah… We all know what procrastinating is like; so I’ve put that project on pause till I’m able to stop giving excuses and get to it just like writing this post.
Sigh! I won’t even lie to you, before I was able to finally type anything, I had so many things running through my head:
‘ I know what I want to write about but what if I get stuck?!, what if I’m not able to pass the right messages across?, I’m sure so many people have written about the numerous topics I have in mind( I mean, Subomi, c’mon! You can’t be the only one who’s a deep thinker? What’s going to set your blog apart from others? ‘
But then, I remembered Mark 9:23!
Which is why I’m going to act in faith and let the Holy Spirit take control of my thoughts (some of you would be skeptical about this but that’s a topic for another day) and how I express them to you, my darling readers.
Now, to the business of the day. Since it’s my first post, I’m going to tell you where the name of my blog originated from.
Lately, I’ve been struggling with a lot of things but the one that inspired me to actually start writing is finding my purpose on earth. I’m 100% sure that I’m not the only one struggling with these thoughts. Countless times, I’ve found myself asking God “what is my purpose on earth? How do you intend to use me for your works? Why don’t I feel fulfilled? What is missing? Lord, answer my questions. Show me what I’m supposed to be doing. Tell me how to start; Tell me where to start;Use me as you will.”
Now, for anyone of you that’s got it all figured out and know exactly it is you’re supposed to be doing and are completely sure that you’re where God needs you to be. Oh my! Am I glad for you! I can’t wait to be in your shoes and have my life completely figured out. That certainty is EVERYTHING.
I know some of you will say “Nothing is a coincidence with God” and I completely agree with this philosophy. HOWEVER,when we fail to listen to Him, we miss a step and that might alter the plan a little bit,till we are able to find our way back to Him again.
Amidst all these, I still have not defined PURPOSE! (What kind of blogger am I?! Sigh) The word originated from the Anglo French ‘Purposer’ which is “to design “. Oxford Dictionary defines it as ” the reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists”. (Now you see why I’m so troubled that I haven’t discovered what I’m truly on earth for) .
According to Isaiah 43:7 – ” Everyone who is called by my Name , And whom I have created for My glory,Whom I have formed and even whom I have made”. This answers the question to the reason for our sole existence: Praise God, Worship Him,Proclaim His Greatness and accomplish His Will. When we trust in God, who works all things after the counsel of His will(Ephesians 1:11) , then we should be able to live a meaningful life.
That scripture is the answer to the question I’ve been asking myself. The scripture has stated it out plainly in ‘1 Corinthians 10:31 which states ” …whatever you do,do all to the glory of God” . Whatever walks of life we find ourselves in, the main aim is to glorify God. If you’re a Lawyer like me, a doctor, a mechanic, a trader, a housewife, a mother, an accountant, a receptionist, bring glory to God . Take a step! Do something, and let God do the rest!
In doing these things, we discover our true purpose. We discover who we really are . By serving others, we live a meaningful life and reach that level of fulfillment. I’m not saying it’s easy which is why I’m still struggling with this but the first step is knowing what to do which the scriptures clearly reveal. Battles will come in every form, we may be tempted to give up, And since we know we can’t do it alone, join me in this short prayer:
” Dear Father, my Creator. Help me to live according to Your Word. Help me to glorify Your name. Give me the strength to love others and live a meaningful life. A Life you have set out for me. I believe you will help me overcome all forms of battle I will face along the way because I’ve surrendered myself to you. Thank you Lord for answering my prayers. Amen”
Our purpose is not for our own glory, thus we shouldn’t simply do the right thing just for goodness’ sake!
P.S- Remember when i said I’m acting in faith and letting the Holy Spirit take control of my thoughts? That’s exactly what happened! because if i had figured all this out before writing, there would be no need for this post! I do hope I have been able to touch someone with this!