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What is my Purpose?

The Lord has made everything for his own purposes,

Proverbs 16:4(a) (NLT)

Most Christians know that God sends us to earth with a plan. Every one of us has a calling, a destiny, a reason for living. Some people find it very young and spend their lives accomplishing their purpose. Others need help finding the reason for their existence. If you are part of the latter group, cheer up; your destiny is easy to find.

First, let me tell you what you are not called to do. God did not put you on this planet to be an island or do something with your life that only benefits you. Your destiny is greater than that. Second, God did not send you here for you to do whatever you want. You can do whatever you want, but I assure you the fruit of that lifestyle is only trouble.

Now that we got that out of the way, I have to tell you that the easiest way to know our purpose in life is by asking ourselves three questions: Who are we called to, where are we called, and what are we called to do? Before you tell me I DO NOT KNOW, let me tell you that you will find the answers to those questions in your passions.

Your passions are what you love the most and what you hate the most. What do you love to do? What do you hate to see? I love people and hate ignorance. I am called to bring knowledge to God’s people. I hate seeing children suffering. Nothing gives me more joy than alleviating their pain. I am called to do that. I feel sad for people experiencing homelessness. I help them if I can, but their struggles do not keep me awake at night. Do not hate for that; they are not my passion. They are not my calling.

I was born in El Salvador. I love my country but knew I was called to this land when I first stepped foot in the United States. You know where you are called to because it is where your heart feels at home. You know what you are called to do because you love doing it, and it comes naturally to you. Your gifts come alive when you do what God created you to do.

My friends, you know your calling because nothing else gives you the same satisfaction as doing what you were created to do, for or with the people God has chosen for you, where God wants you to do it. Your purpose in life is what gives you true joy.

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