I have asked this question often and to my surprise, most have no clue. Does God have a purpose for your life? There is more to man than simply his physical being, and there is a far grander purpose for our lives than to simply “eat, drink, and be merry.”
I think we all recognize, as Christians, that our good and loving God made us with a very specific life-purpose. We are both physical and spiritual beings. Why are we living in the most prosperous country in the history of the world? Why were we born here in America and not in a ghetto in Rwanda? Why do we have the wealth that we have? Why do we have the intelligence that you have?
Is it just good luck? Hardly!
Your life has a purpose and meaning that God has ordained before you were born.
Before going any further, it is time to write it down and focus more clearly on what has been designed for your life today.
A study that was reportedly conducted on Yale alumni revealed that only 3% of the graduates surveyed had written plans for their lives.
However, those with written plans accumulated more wealth than the other 97% combined. Also, those with formal, written plans enjoyed better marriages, a more content family life, and greater career success.
For some their life purpose is clear.
My father was in an assisted care facility for three years before he died of natural causes. The day he died, the family gathered outside his room. My mother was understandably sad and lost. A large woman in an electric wheelchair who was about 90 years old came up to my mother in her chair and faced her. She talked to her for half an hour encouraging and loving on her.
I was so impressed that the next day I came up to this wonderful, caring woman and told her that she was practicing the love of Jesus. She said, “I know.” She, at 90 years old, knew what her purpose was. It doesn’t matter what age; God would take us to heaven if we didn’t have a purpose for being alive.
If you are struggling trying to find your purpose, allow me to help you discover what it is.
- Write down your earliest childhood memories.
- Write down those people who were most influential to you as you were growing up and why.
- Write down the good and the bad of your parents.
- Write down those things that wounded you as you grew up and your greatest accomplishments
- How did you meet your spouse?
- How did you meet the Lord?
- If you had 30 days to live, what would you do?
- If you had all the money in the world and could hire anyone to help you, what would you do?
- What would you like someone to say as a eulogy?
Now take all of this information and write a story about your life and how you want it to end. In this statement, write down whom you would like to serve and what gifts you would like to use. Do not limit yourself. Make this an ideal statement of what you desire.
Now pray to the Lord to help you move forward with your purpose.
If your purpose is not yet clear, ask the Lord to help you discern what it is.
Now act on it.
Trust the Lord and move forward, if this is not your purpose that God wants for you, He will close the door. Take the risk and move forward.
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By Joe Sturniolo
Christian Family Legacy and Wealth Planning
Joe believes that stronger families are the vehicle God uses to bring
about significant impact for His Kingdom.