Purposeful Change

This month we’re talking a lot about change.  One thing that won’t change is your life purpose.  You may change how you express or fulfill it, but the actual purpose itself should never change. My purpose is best expressed by a passage from the Bible, Isaiah 40:3-5 “Listen! It’s the voice of someone shouting, “Clear the way through the wilderness for the Lord! Make a straight highway through the desert for our God!  Fill in the valleys, and level the mountains and hills.  Straighten the curves, and smooth out the rough places.  Then the glory of the Lord will be revealed, and all people will see it together.””

Once you’ve figured out your life purpose, the next thing to do is to live it!  Don’t be afraid to make some changes so you can live your purpose.  You can do this in little ways or in big ways.  I started with a little way, writing a weekly spiritual devotional, which I’ve been doing for about 8 years.  Last year I made the decision to live my purpose in a bigger way by starting a business that gives me the opportunity to help people make straight paths in their homes, lives, families, businesses.  Has it been a challenge?  Sometimes, absolutely!  It’s meant that I had to set aside time each week to write initially, and last year it grew into late nights, long days, lots of prioritizing and some stressed relationships.  But ultimately, I know it will absolutely be worth every sacrifice I made, and will make, because I’m helping people clear the way in their lives for happiness, wholeness and success.

You may find or discover your life purpose in any number of ways.  It just so happened that I found mine in the Bible and started expressing it in a spiritual way.  I’ve since worked to include the principles in the passage in my whole life, hence starting a business where I can not only help people with spiritual things, but also with creative, family and business things too.  Your purpose should be taken into consideration when you take a job, start a relationship or make a big decision, because it’s just as important, or more important, as your likes, dislikes and values.

What about you?  What is your life purpose?  What changes are you willing to make in your life to live your purpose?  How important is your purpose to you?  How you answer that last question will determine how successful you are in living your life purpose.  Share your thoughts below.

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