One of the most common mistakes people make is they tend to believe money leads to fulfillment. Money is a tricky thing, in the sense it can make life both easy and hard. Ask most lottery winners how hard overnight riches made their lives. I know, I say the same thing. "Just give me a chance!" The truth is we all need to be chasing our purpose, and here is why...
One of two things will happen when you start to chase your purpose. Either the money will follow or the money will not matter as much. Did you catch that? You will either make more money naturally or the money will not matter as much. When we are where we are supposed to be, things have a way of working themselves out. And the cherry on top? You will find fulfillment because you are living your life with purpose.
Now, if you are a follower of Christ (Christian) then you already know your main purpose is to glorify God and make His name known. The question becomes, vocationally speaking, what does my purpose look like? That's a tough question to answer at times, but finding the answer is an amazing journey/process.
If you truly want to live a fulfilled life then you MUST be connected to your purpose. Your purpose can come from many sources, but it needs to be rooted in service. Service, Randy! Are you serious? Think about it, there was a time when most everyone wanted to serve. Years ago, ask a kid what he or she wanted to be when they grew up. Typical responses:
Jesus is by far the epitome of servant leadership. Great leaders are servant minded. Rich people tend to get that way by finding a need and filling it with either a product or service. A lot of famous people tend to serve through their talents, whether it is acting, comedy, singing or athletic. Speaking of, my dream was to entertain on the basketball court, but there's a reason very few people make it to the pro level.
Earlier I said your purpose can from many sources and that is true. God, your parents, tragedy, pain, community, people that inspire you, tv show, life experience, etc. For example: I was adopted when I was 15 and I ended up being friends with a few kids at school that lived in a local children's home. The home had house parents and I always thought that might be a great way to serve.
Then going through what I did as a kid I thought about a way to help kids in need, etc. The point is your purpose is often born out of something you experience or you want to see changed. It's funny as I was writing this blog post, this article popped up on my news feed. Here's the image below. Speaking of Famous people.
Now there is no denying Ben found his purpose, he's a talented actor and entertains millions of people each year. The problem is the chasing the money early on while pursuing his purpose caused him to miss a lot of things. I didn't read the article, but I imagine it is family related for the most part. He found his purpose, but he failed to find balance within his purpose. It sounds like in his reflection he is heading in the right direction.
It's never too late to start chasing your purpose. Start by thinking about your life and things you want to see get better in the world. Turn your pain into purpose, revisit things you enjoy or you have passion for and get with people that encourage you. Your greatest impact on your community (The World Around You) will not come from money. It will come from your time, your love and your commitment to serve.
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