If you've been following my journey since the pandemic, you know that I have a deep passion for discussing purpose and what it truly means to live a purpose-driven life. In my first book, This Is Not Your Typical 'Finding Your Purpose" Book, I shared my personal journey with purpose and delved into the misconceptions surrounding this topic.
Today, I want to share with you 3 of those misconceptions with you.
Purpose is About YOU
The concept of purpose goes beyond personal gratification. It's rooted in selflessness. Those who live with purpose understand that their "YES" to God is an answer to someone else's prayer.
If your gifts and actions don't positively impact others, you might just be existing, not truly living a purpose-driven life.
Your Purpose Cannot Change
Life is a journey filled with inevitable pivots. Embracing these shifts signifies that you're on the right path and poised to make a greater impact. As you grow personally, your work should reflect that growth. Just as you, an individual, evolve, your purpose may also evolve.
Progression is a vital aspect of living a purpose-driven life, especially when you've been faithful to something.
Remember Matthew 21:25, "His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things." God wants to bless you with more as you grow and adapt to new callings.
Being Purpose-Driven is Easy
Let's be clear, living a purpose-driven life is far from a walk in the park.
It often resembles a challenging hike with sharp rocks, slippery slopes, and steep hills. This journey is intentionally tough because it requires you to lean into God. Unfortunately, in our world, some turn to other entities outside of God for direction. Thus, it's crucial to be discerning about whom you collaborate with and whose advice you listen to.
The difficulties you encounter on this journey are not meant to deter you but to refine and strengthen you. Your journey should transform you, making you more confident, bolder, and unapologetic. The "hike" is indeed challenging, but it's incredibly rewarding.
While there are many more misconceptions about living a purpose-driven life, I hope these 3 shed light on the realities and beauty of this transformative journey.