“No individual has any right to come into the world and go out of it without leaving behind him distinct and legitimate reasons for having passed through it”….. George Washington Carver
If your purpose does not motivate you, I would question the purpose you are living for.
Does your purpose
1. Motivate you?
2. Keep your priorities straight?
3. Develop your potential ?
4. Give you power to live in the present every day?
5. Does it help you evaluate your progress?
When difficulties, opposition come into your lives, do you give up on your purpose to quickly?
Let’s take quick look at how Paul responds to being imprisoned in his letter to the Philippians.
Paul could have easily given up on his mission when he was put in jail, yet he used this opportunity to preach the good news to those around him. Paul used every opportunity given to him to fulfil his purpose.
I believe these 4 things we can learn about Paul from this letter
1. Paul understood his purpose
2. Paul never drifted from his mission
3. Paul was determined to leave his mark wherever he went
4. Paul used every opportunity to preach about Jesus
Your Attitude will determine how far you rise in life.
Having a sense of purpose works in 2 ways
a. You work on our purpose
b. Our purpose, then works on you
What to Do:
Determine the purpose for your life, what are you here for?
Once you understand your purpose, when you focus on it daily it will begin to improve your attitude. No matter what life throws at you, you will keep on smiling because of your strong sense of purpose.
Now in difficult times, you can either surrender to your circumstances or you can surrender to your purpose that is so great the circumstances you are in will not matter. When you surrender to our circumstances you will have good days and you will have bad days, you are at the mercy of what happens to us!!
When you surrender to your purpose, you will have good days wherever you go, whatever difficulties you face, the purpose never dies. It will propel attitude to move forward and it wont matter what happens to you so long as you are fulfilling you purpose.
I want to report to you, friends, that my imprisonment here has had the opposite of its intended effect. Instead of being squelched, the Message has actually prospered. All the soldiers here, and everyone else, too, found out that I’m in jail because of this Messiah. That piqued their curiosity, and now they’ve learned all about him. Not only that, but most of the followers of Jesus here have become far more sure of themselves in the faith than ever, speaking out fearlessly about God, about the Messiah.
It’s true that some here preach Christ because with me out of the way, they think they’ll step right into the spotlight. But the others do it with the best heart in the world. One group is motivated by pure love, knowing that I am here defending the Message, wanting to help. The others, now that I’m out of the picture, are merely greedy, hoping to get something out of it for themselves. Their motives are bad. They see me as their competition, and so the worse it goes for me, the better—they think—for them.
So how am I to respond? I’ve decided that I really don’t care about their motives, whether mixed, bad, or indifferent. Every time one of them opens his mouth, Christ is proclaimed, so I just cheer them on!… Philippians 1:12-18
Not sure of your purpose in life, I can help, drop me a message…