Whether you try hard to fit in or you try too hard to stand out,it is of equal consequence: You exhaust your significance.Criss Jami,Healology
Which is more important to you, success or significance in what you do? To me,significance is more important . Success rewards my bank account,but having significant,meaningful work rewards my spirit. I know as I serve others,doing work I love,that success will follow. You have heard this phrase before, “Do what you love and the money will follow.” It’s true.
We have to be bigger than the things we suffer.Shelly Crane
One of the secrets to living a fulfilled life is shifting your focus from acquiring material success to being of service to others. There are many opportunities to do this as a teacher,mother,doctor,enterpreneur,cafetaria worker,you name it. Martin Luther King Jr said, “Everybody can be great because anybody can serve.You don’t need a college degree to serve,you only need a heart full of grace and a soul generated by love.”
Enjoying a significant,successful life will have you bounding out of bed in the morning excited about going to work.This is work you love and are passionate about. It’s capacity is much greater than you are. As you step out in faith,you have the confidence of knowing it will never be more than you can handle.
Your Spirit already knows your Purpose and wants you to fulfil it
Have you ever considered what your purpose might be? It is your legacy,the calling of your life,and ultimately why you are here on earth. Take the blueprint of who you are,with your gifts,unique talents,and personality and align them with the passion of your spirit. This is the foundation for your purpose.
Don’t panic if you have not yet found the calling for your life. Perhaps you are not ready yet. Either the timing is not right or you have been distracted with other things. Rest assured that a plan is unfolding for your life- you just need to seek it and it will find you.
“How do I find my purpose?” is a question I am often asked. Here’s what worked for me. Do you know when the water on a lake is perfectly calm and you can see clearly to the bottom? You need to find that type of clarity within you. Find quietness for yourself. Commit some time for reflection and meditation. This is essential when you are seeking clarity in any area of your life and moreso,if you are seeking purpose. Finding your purpose is about seeking your spirit. Pray and ask for guidance.
Pay attention. Listen to your intuition and your faith. Watch for coincidences-those phone calls out of nowhere. Journal the answers to these questions. What am I most passionate about? How do I want to be remembered? What legacy do I want to leave behind? Consider writing your own eulogy to clarify your thinking even more. What do you want your family and friends say about you when you are gone? Sometimes through the dark nights of our soul,we start seeking and sometimes we are inspired at just the right time.
I encourage you to find your heart’s desire,find your calling in life. There is a well of passion deep inside you waiting for you to tap into it. Have faith that you already have what you need to move forward; your spirit will guide you when it is the right time.
Without God,life has no purpose and without purpose,life has no meaning,without meaning,life has no significance or hope.Rick Warren,Purpose Driven life