Living a Purposeful Life

There is a purpose for every one of us here on this planet earth. Each one of us has a purpose of why he/she was created. There is a greater reason why we are here in this World, God has a purpose and plans for each and every one. Jeremiah 29:11 makes us understand that our future and purpose are in God’s plans. 

There is more to life than just being born, going to work all your life and eventually dying. The yet to be discovered truth by most is that, When each and every one of us was created by God, he deposited gifts, talents, ideas, and skills inside of us that we are supposed to birth and fulfill some form of purpose with it. It is imperative that we live a life of purpose because living a conventional life of merely living and dying would be a wasted life. 

There is more to life than solely getting married and “living happily ever after.”There is a greater purpose than the superficial path that most of us try to follow. You are to make an impact and leave a mark in this world, in the peoples’ lives you come across. Encourage, inspire, and empower others, preach the gospel, volunteer, help the less privileged and the vulnerable, uplift the people around you. You have to basically realize your strength and give it all to the betterment of those around you and the World.

According to the Greek philosopher Aristotle, happiness is the highest good that humans seek. We also know that serving and giving brings happiness. This leads us to the belief that serving and giving is the purpose of living. Therefore, Purposeful Living is a life of serving and giving. 

There came a time in my life when I felt lost, my spirit wasn’t at rest. It yearned for more than how I was living, I felt empty until i came to the realization of my purpose, which God was telling me, He created me to live a life of purpose, a life to serve. Honestly, a purposeful life is a whole different experience when you make a decision to use it to make a difference in someone else’s life and in the world. If you want long-lasting fulfillment and contentment, find out what you were created for and do it to the glorification of God. Great people like Myles Munroe, Billy Graham and Martin Luther King Jr. taught me that your name is not supposed to die with you. Let me leave you with this quote;”The greatest tragedy in life is not death, but a life without a purpose.”-Dr. Myles Munroe 

BY: Kofi Bismark

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