On Purpose

Ok that title could go a couple of ways but in this case I’m going to talk about Purpose itself.  So I’m going to be really cliché here and define purpose: the reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists.  The question I have for you all is simple and complex all at the same time.  What is your purpose.  Is your job your purpose or is it a means to one?  What is your passion?  What makes you get up in the morning and face the day (believe I know that it can be a challenge just to take the sheets off some days). What gets your blood pumping with excitement every time you talk about it?

There are two things that really bring out what our purpose could be.  First is what our passions are.  If you are passionate about something you’ll go out of your way to see it get done.  You’ll fight to make it happen.  The other side is talent.  What are you naturally good at? Now these two things don’t always go hand in hand.  I read an article recently (I unfortunately can’t find the source at the moment) about a man who was a genius with numbers.  He works at a fast food restaurant.  Not because he can’t find a job.  People are offering him jobs analyzing data for stock markets and such but that’s not his passion.    The sweet spot for finding our purpose are to try and find where our passions and talents meet.  Marring the things you like to do with the things you do well.

Now that’s not to say that if you aren’t talented at something you can’t develop it that skill and have it become something your good at.  For example ask me 6 years ago if I would ever become a worship leader and I would have laughed at you.  I couldn’t sing my way out of a paper bag (that’s a saying right?).  But it was my passion but not my talent.  I spent the next few years developing my voice and now I lead the team at one of our church’s locations.  I didn’t have the natural talent but I had the passion.  That passion drove me to gain that talent.

All that being said…what’s your purpose?

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One response to “On Purpose”

  1. tim says :

    good thoughts my friend.

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