Sense of purpose brings surge of passion
Do you think you have the vision and purpose, to arrive at your destiny in life? Check out this inspiring article to spur you purpose in life.
For years, I thought there was something wrong with me. People seemed to move slowly and get very little done. Conversely, most people around me were frustrated at the pace I set and felt that I didn’t like or appreciate them. I constantly wondered why people lived the way they did and never “moved on” with God. It seemed to me that the world was mediocre, and that most people didn’t want to live any other way.
Then I realised: I’m not crazy. It’s just that most people have no sense of destiny. They get up in the morning to make a living, not to fulfil destiny. They have no purpose other than to pay the mortgage, buy a new TV, keep a job, and make it until next month. That’s why they feel blah about life.
With the knowledge, skill and opportunities we have in our modern society, you’d think we’d be the most excited people in the history of the world. But when you look at the faces on the freeway every morning or into the heart of the average person you don’t find excitement. You find depression, boredom, and frustration.
A lack of purpose is to blame and, on a larger scale, a lack of destiny. We don’t have a deep motivating drive to do our jobs well or to grow. We work to get by, and getting by isn’t very exciting or motivating. When we get a sense of a higher calling in life, a purpose established by God before the foundation of the world a destiny that He has set for us then we can get excited, enthused, and motivated every morning.
As a teenager I had no Christian training and no vision for my future. The most fearful day of my life was the day of my high-school graduation, because I had no idea where I was going or what I would do with my life. I felt lost and consequently unmotivated. I’d say to my mother, “There’s nothing to do.” When she would suggest various activities, from cleaning the barn to fixing the fence, I would groan and try to ignore her. Without vision, a person wanders aimlessly and without motivation.
Our cities are full of people with great potential who probably will never get out of their environment, because the young people there are not being taught they have a potential destiny in God. They hang out at the street corner, bored, because they feel useless and have no purpose. No amount of government subsidies, no welfare or educational programme will motivate or change a person who has no vision, purpose, or destiny.
My destiny must be translated into goals that give me a reason to get up and go to work every day. The finish line is the life goal or grand finale that I am striving for; but every day I take small steps that keep me moving toward the finish line. If I do not have daily goals and steps that I can take on a regular basis, I have not yet clarified my destiny. It’s still foggy, or I’m just on a fantasy trip and have no intention of finishing my life’s course. Make the vision clear and plain (Habakkuk 2:2-3). Write it down in simple steps that you can start on today. This will begin the motivation process that will build and intensify until it carries you all the way to the finish line.
The word enthuse comes from two Greek words: in and theos. It means “to be in God.” If you are in God, in God’s will, in God’s destiny plan for your life, you will be excited and motivated! There is no greater motivation than to realise that you are doing what God established for you to do before the foundation of the world. When you wake up every day, you know that God has great things for you to accomplish, and all you have to do is walk in paths that He prearranged and made ready for you (Ephesians 2:10).
You will have no problem being motivated whenyou focus on the destiny God has established for you. No matter whatarea of work you feel the Lord has called you to, it will be exciting andmotivating to you because you will be “in God,” in theos, enthused with the power of travelling your destiny course.
I know computer analysts who are excited every day of their lives. I know homemakers, teachers, administrators, technicians, and builders who are motivated by a sense of destiny and purpose that keeps them going toward the finish line. You too can be energised, driven, and motivated by the power of travelling destiny’s course.
Culled from FULFILLING YOUR GOD GIVEN DESTINY by CASEY TREAT