Someone has made an investment in you!: discover your purpose and find your joy.

The blueprints to your design are in His hands.

One day a famous designer saw His creation, an old broken down car, in a driveway, and the car appeared to have been broken for a very long time. So the Creator of the car walked over to it and asked: "Why are you just sitting here and not fulfilling your purpose?"

The car was shocked: "I don't have a purpose. I'm just a broken-down piece of junk and I've been sitting here for years."

The Creator looked the car over, checked under the hood, and said: "You are broken; however, I can fix you almost as good as new."

"I've been fixed before and I keep breaking down again, its best to just leave me broken."

"I disagree, said the designer. "Other people may have fixed you but since I created you I hold the original blueprints to your design. I know every intricate part of you."

Finally, the designer puts in a new engine, a brand new transmission, and cleaned the car to look good as new. "Drive! the designer ordered the car, for you have been fixed!"

"Oh no! said the car full of fear, I can't drive, I'm not capable of it!"

So finally the designer gets inside the car, sticks the key in the ignition, and to the amazement of the car, it starts driving.

"Weee!... the car cries with joy."I'm driving!...I'm driving! I can't believe it... it feels so natural!"

"Of course, it feels natural, the designer sighs. It's what I've been telling you all along. You're a car, and I know you're a car because I designed you with my very own hands. And driving feels natural because driving is what I created you to do."

Do you know what God created you to do?

Everything and everyone in this life has a purpose. Sometimes finding the direction that will lead us on the right path can be difficult. When we are young we're full of ideas, dreams and ambition. When we become older, and if we have lost our way, came across disappointments, or became a skeptic, finding our way can be difficult.

Life has a way of killing our dreams, but if you're still waking up every day there's a reason. You may feel hopeless, but your situation is not helpless. Life is not through with you yet and neither is your Creator.

Discovering your purpose in life brings fulfillment.

Jeremiah 29:11( International version) The Lord has plans for your life.

If you've become disconnected with yourself there may be little joy in your life. You may try to replace it with things or people; the problem is no one understands you like your Creator.

The designer holds the blueprints to who you are. He knows who you are, what you are capable of, and why you're not operating in your creation. Therefore, He understands how joy may be missing from your life, and more importantly He understands why.

We were put on this earth to accomplish great things; a highly-intelligent Creator wouldn't waste his time on junk.

"I know the plans I have towards you, declares the Lord."plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope, and a future."

Without God there is no purpose.

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Jeremiah 1:5 God knows who you are and what He created you to do.

Jeremiah tells God he is too young to speak to the nation. But God tells him " Don't tell me you're too young".

Jeremiah 1:5. "Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee, and before thou camest forth out of thee womb, I sanctified thee; and I have appointed thee a prophet unto the nations."


As in the case of Jeremiah, we too have come into the world with a purpose; We were a vision of God's before we were ever brought forth thus, we are known by God even if He isn't known by us. sometimes we feel we're not capable of such greatness because as in the case of the broken car, some of us don't understand who we are until we hear it from God.

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Finding my purpose in life saved me.

When I found God I was a broken soul. When He began to tell me about myself and what I would be doing, as in the case of Jeremiah and the broken car, I began to tell God I couldn't do those things, and it took me years to step out on faith. I felt God would impose some impossible task on me, and then force me to comply with things I felt I was incapable of doing.

Imagine my surprise! Imagine my joy, when I understood that God was not going to force me to do anything but was simply telling me what I would be doing once I was operating in my purpose. The designer is the only one who can fix you when you are broken. He holds the blueprint to your unique and one of a kind design. He possesses the tools that are made only for you.

If you wake up every day just going through the motions. If you feel empty and feel like there is no meaning or purpose to your life, then you are wrong. There is a reason why you keep waking up every day. Regardless if you are happy or sad you are still waking up for a reason it's up to you to find out why.

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We fall down but we get up!

People who are constantly knocked down in life become too afraid to get up again. We see these people all the time. They're the one's we see homeless on the street, sub-coming to drugs or alcohol, or prostitution.

We don't know their situation, but we do see the results. When I speak to people who have fallen, what I tell them is this: "Falling down is only tragic if you choose to stay down. The best thing about falling is, there is no other way to go but up!"

Your situation is how you see it. You can choose to see it as a downfall, or see it as an opportunity for restructure. Many successful people have fallen down in life, but what made them winners and not "losers" is... they chose to get back up again.

They didn't give up. They didn't give in. They were determined to prove to themselves and others they could do what they set out to do. Because of that attitude many people who were once homeless have become millionaires.

From rags to riches: Stars who were once homeless made it to the big time!

They're many famous people who have claimed they were once homeless, but they had a purpose. They didn't give up and they didn't give in and through their purpose- they discovered joy. These stars allegedly once slept in their car, homeless shelters, and bus stations but today they are worth millions:

  1. Sylvester Stallone
  2. Hallie Berry
  3. Steve Harvey
  4. Debbie Reynolds
  5. Tyler Perry
  6. Phil McGraw
  7. Kelsey Grammer
  8. Drew Carey

These stars knew their purpose in life. And even though they came across obstacles, they didn't allow it to deter them. The difference between them and the average person is the key that brings success...determination!

Purpose- focus- drive!

When you're driven by purpose you are focused in a way that may be consuming. Unfortunately, for other's, if they are not in that peripheral vision, they may feel left out. If someone was to tell you there was a check waiting for you on 82nd st. you wouldn't look backward. You wouldn't look sideways; you would be heading to that destination with a single-minded purpose.

It's the same with life's purpose. The only difference is with spiritual purpose you don't have directions on how to get there, only these four thing's...

  1. vision
  2. determination
  3. drive
  4. faith

Thankfully, you do have a spiritual guide, and adviser, who will guide you in your purpose once your will, and the will for your life become aligned with the universe.

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How enablers keep others from discovering their purpose.

When someone is hurting the first thing we feel compelled to do is coddle them. Sympathy can turn into hindering, and hindering leads to enabling. When someone is always there to "clean up the messes" they distract that person from depending on God to depending on them.

All life form has an expiration date. As much as we love someone we should not and cannot be there for them all the time. We find ourselves frustrated when we try everything in our power to help someone and fail. Hurting people cannot properly articulate what's wrong. It's a compilation of disappointments, let downs, and pain that has formed into a huge massive ball only God can unravel.

In Acts 3:3-11. Peter and John went up to the temple to pray and there was a man, lame from his mother's womb, who would lay daily panhandling for aims. And Peter says:

"Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk!" And immediately his ankle bones received strength.

Peter understood what the man needed more than money was the encouragement. It would've been too simple to give the man money. What the man needed was spiritual food.

Afterward, the scripture goes on to say how the once lame man walked and leaped into the temple praising God, and all those who seen him were amazed.

Praising God is the key that opens all doors. God wants the glory for fixing you. Only He can restore what has been broken to its original state. He holds the blueprints for your design. Nothing brings people closer to God then seeing with their own eyes what God is capable of doing if you put your trust in Him.


God is waiting to restore what the devil stole from you.

Satan:

  • kills
  • steals
  • destroys

God:

  • Saves
  • heals
  • restores

God is waiting to restore what Satan stole from you: Your joy, your peace, your dreams, your purpose.

© 2014 Dana Tate

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SANJAY LAKHANPAL 2 years ago from Mandi (HP) India

All antonyms compliment each other. There are two sides of the coin. Nice hub.


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

A beautiful and inspirational hub Dana. I am pleased I stopped by to read this. Thank you, voted up. Blessings.


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Ericdierker 2 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

Uplifting and a great message. God certainly made us wonderfully, if we can just remember that in the day to day.


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Dana Tate 2 years ago from LOS ANGELES Author

Sanjay, Eric and Jodah: Thank you all for your encouragement and kind words. Your visit is so appreciated. Blessings to you all.


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mabelhenry 2 years ago from Harrisburlg, Pennsylvania

Wonderful hub, voted up and sharing. Yes, God has the blueprint for what He has designed. When we wake up to see another day there is a reason or we would not wake up at all. Thank you for sharing these keys for living.


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Dana Tate 2 years ago from LOS ANGELES Author

mabelhenry, thank you so much for your continued support, kind words and sharing this post. Hopefully others will see it and be encouraged when they understand if they ever lose their way, all the need to do is come to God and He can fix it. Thanks again.


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Dr Pran Rangan 2 years ago from Kanpur (UP), India

Nice hub full of inspiration. Thanks


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Dana Tate 2 years ago from LOS ANGELES Author

As always Dr. Pran Ragan, Your visits and comments to my hubs are so appreciated.


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Mel Carriere 2 years ago from San Diego California

Beautiful words from Jeremiah. As writers I think we are prophets and our job is to journey to the throne of Niveneh and denounce evil where we find it, in a figurative way of course. Beautiful hub and very inspiring words.


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Dana Tate 2 years ago from LOS ANGELES Author

Thank you Mel Carriere: The words from the book of Jeremiah are beautiful. In a way we writers are doing the work of the Lord. Inspiring, motivating or just informing or educating it doesn't matter as long as it is intended for good and not evil. Thank you for your kind words and encouragement.


Madge 23 months ago

You get a lot of respect from me for writing these helpful aritelcs.


Kayo 23 months ago

I feel so much happier now I unnsertadd all this. Thanks!


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Dana Tate 23 months ago from LOS ANGELES Author

Madge: I so appreciate you for your encouragement. Thank you for reading and commenting.


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Dana Tate 23 months ago from LOS ANGELES Author

Kayo: Thank you for your kind words. I am pleased that you found this article helpful. Thank you for commenting.


Deena 23 months ago

I can't hear anhtiyng over the sound of how awesome this article is.


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Dana Tate 23 months ago from LOS ANGELES Author

Deena what a pleasure it was to read your comment it was such a blessing to know that this article was appreciated. I love motivating and bringing awareness. Thank you for your generous words.


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Jo_Goldsmith11 22 months ago

What a beautiful read Dana! I know that everyday I wake up, I know I may fall down. Yet, God is in control and his hands are waiting to catch me should I fall. I was so thrilled to learn how to be still enough to listen to what God was telling me for my purpose.

When I did learn of this in 2012-2013. It was with so much joy and for the first time ever in my life. I was ever more assured I am God's child.

Thank you for sharing this beautiful and truthful inspiration!

May God continue to Bless you and all you do for his purpose! :-)

Up, Beautiful, useful, interesting and such a blessing!

Had to share this as well.


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Dana Tate 22 months ago from LOS ANGELES Author

Jo. as always, your thoughtful comments are always and inspiring and appreciated.


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Venkatachari M 20 months ago from Hyderabad, India

Oh, Danatate! What an inspiring article! It's so awesome and enlightening. I liked it so much and enjoyed reading each and every word.

Thanks for sharing it. Voted up, awesome and sharing too.


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Kiss andTales 20 months ago

What I love the most is the illustration of the car, Jesus is a teacher of illustrations, so clearly you have explained through his way the importance of life, and that just because things are broken down even physical he can fix it all.

That is certainly what he did while on earth crowds of people followed him.

As he healed many and even returned life.

We will soon experience as citizens under his Government and rulership all the wonderful promises on a grand scale ,and as written

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Isa 33:24 And no resident will say: “I am sick.” The people that are dwelling in [the land] will be those pardoned for their error.

wonderful hub of expression thank you for sharing.


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Dana Tate 20 months ago from LOS ANGELES Author

Venkatachari M; Thank you for visiting and commenting. I am pleased that you enjoyed reading my article. A special thanks for your share and vote up!


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Dana Tate 20 months ago from LOS ANGELES Author

Kiss and Tales: Thank you for your visit and kind words. Yes Jesus can fix what is broken. He holds the blueprints to our design; he understands us better than we understands ourselves. Anyone who feels broken, lost, or faces condemnation needs Jesus. I am proof that He can fix what is broken in us. Again thank you for visiting.


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Kiss andTales 20 months ago

Thank you Dana I appreciate your subject looking for the next one.


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Mel Carriere 19 months ago from San Diego California

Inspirational words. God gave us all unique talents, but too often we waste time going down paths we are not adapted.for. Great hub!


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Dana Tate 19 months ago from LOS ANGELES Author

Thank you for your kind words Mel Carrier, and your visit, as always is greatly appreciated.


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Jodah 18 months ago from Queensland Australia

I seem to have been directed to revisit this hub Dana. Such an important message here for us all. I have often questioned what my purpose was. Sometimes I thought I was being led in a certain direction only to realize it wasn't my true direction. Now I am confident that I am meant to spread important messages and highlight injustice through my writing. I get a feeling of satisfaction when I publish a new hub, so I hope this is my true purpose.


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word55 18 months ago from Chicago

Hi Dana, I saw Jodah's comment so, that brought me to this hub of yours. This was a splendid read. You were so on point here. If more people only knew the blessed writings here on HP they would get saved. Thank you for sharing what's in your beautiful heart.


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Dana Tate 18 months ago from LOS ANGELES Author

Jodah: Praise the Lord who redirected you to this hub! This just shows me that He has a divine purpose for all of our work. I truly believe finding out who we are and created to be brings us peace and joy. I believe you have found your true calling in your writing. The words and inspiration seems to flow from you. Thank you again for reading and commenting.


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Dana Tate 18 months ago from LOS ANGELES Author

Word55; Praise God for you. I'm so pleased He opened your eyes to Jodah's comment and directed you to this hub. I believe Gods plan is to direct people to our hubs and allow them to be spiritually fed. God is always working. Your comments are always so valuable to me. Thank you for reading and commenting.

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