We were put here on earth to learn our lessons in love, lift each-other up, and give back to this world in a way that is most meaningful to us.
Everyone has a specific purpose in life and deep down everyone knows what it is. That purpose has to do with learning a lesson in love. It most likely relates to doing something that you are most passionate about, and when you do it, you lose track of time. It can be something as simple as raising your children, taking care of animals, following your spiritual path, working at a job you love, supporting a charity, writing a book, etc. The possibilities are endless.
With a strong purpose in life, we can continue to grow our love all the way to our passing, and beyond.
Pursuing a life based only on pleasure may work in the short-run but is unsustainable and will only bring about more suffering as time goes on. There comes a point when one realizes that a life spent pursuing only pleasurable activities is wasted time because we are not growing our love, and love is the only thing we can take with us when we leave this world.
Paraphrasing Anna Robertson Brown (in the book “What is Worth While, c. 1897),
Life is short. We cannot grasp the whole of it in the few years that we have to live. We must identify what is essential and what we can let go of. One thing is clear: We may let go all things which we cannot carry into the eternal life, such as unauthenticity, worry, discontent, and self-seeking – and take hold of time, work, present happiness, love, duty, friendship, and faith, so we can be an inspiration, strength, and blessing to those whose lives are touched by ours!
It is good to have a purpose or life mission statement (true north) to refer back to and keep us on track.
I feel deep within my bones that my purpose is to realize that everyone, including myself, can live in heaven on earth, regardless of life’s circumstances. We don’t have to wait until we die to go to heaven. The purpose of my life is to experience this realization and share it with the world. It is to leave a beautiful legacy of love that continues to bless people well after my passing. It is to make this word a better place.
What is your life’s purpose?
Do you have one?
Do you need one?
When you start doubting your abilities to complete your purpose, pray to God and he will lift you up. You may not think that you are making meaningful progress. However, in God’s eyes, its not how much you accomplish, but fact you are bettering the world in some small way, even if you are only lifting up the spirits of a single soul. For in the process of lifting others up, you are lifting yourself up as well.
Put on the armor of love and venture out into this world as a man or woman of God. Life is too short to be hindered from doing the things that you were put here to do.
In the end, it does not matter if you complete your purpose or not. What matters is that you engage in a lofty purpose that fully consumes your soul and is uplifting to others. As Theodore Roosevelt so eloquently put it:
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; . . . who at best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.”
Below are other inspirations that will help inspire you to live your purpose:
The primary purpose of life is to love.
The secondary purpose is to bring that love into the world
in a way that is most meaningful to you.
We are put here to shine our inner greatness
in whatever way is most meaningful to us
I’m here to
hang around and
Only love makes life meaningful.
We are here to love.
That is all.
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