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What is the purpose of my life?

Updated on November 27, 2018
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What is the purpose of my life?

it is important to understand your life purpose to lead a meaningful life
it is important to understand your life purpose to lead a meaningful life

Purpose of life

Purpose can shape goals, guide life decisions, influence behavior, create meaning and offer a sense of direction. For some, their purpose lies in their responsibilities to their family or friends. Others try to find the meaning through spirituality or religious beliefs. Some other people, the purpose is connected to vocation—meaningful, satisfying work. Some people may find their purpose clearly expressed in all these aspects of life.

All of the self-help books suggest that in order lead a successful, happy, prosperous and fulfilling life you need to first find out your purpose of life. Then follow that purpose. Set goals and never give up. Constantly follow that purpose. But what is the purpose of your life? Many ask this question and try to find out the purpose of their life.

Self-help books suggest that doing the thing which you like, which give you happiness is the purpose of your life. Really! Is that the purpose of our life? Sometimes we focus on something and we run after it. Over the years, we lose interest in that thing. Then we find some other things which give us more happiness, which we like to do. That too, over the time, become very tedious and boring. Then what is that which give us lasting happiness?

A life without purpose

What is the purpose of our life? Purpose comes from our origin. To find out the true purpose we need to know our origin and creator. Who brought us to this world? For what purpose he brought us?

Many believe that we come to this earth by random chance. They believe that by the explosion happened in a milky way, many million years ago, or through random chance, we came into existence. If it is like that, then there is no purpose for our life.

If there is no purpose then there is no reason to live. Then our life is meaningless and there is no hope. It is a chance and we cease to exist after our death. These people look for their forefathers in the animal kingdom. Some believe that monkeys are the forefathers of human beings. If you believe that, then there is no purpose for your life.

Life purpose

For some traveling is the life purpose
For some traveling is the life purpose

Find out your purpose of life

On the other hand, the Word of God says that God created the earth and everything in it. Then he created the human being. Adam never looked for a place to live. God knew that Adam needs a place to live and created a beautiful garden for the man before He created Adam. Adam never asked for a companion. God found it necessary that man needs a companion. If God created us, and the world around us, then He has a purpose for it. God has a purpose for me and you. That is why we are here on this earth. God created us. We need to find out the purpose of God. Then live the life of that purpose. That is the true purpose of our life.

The greatest mistake of a human being is that he tried to find out his own purpose, without recognizing the purpose of God. He found a purpose which is entirely different from the purpose of his creator. There start conflicts between the purpose of God and men. Many times we tempt to adopt what seems or feels better to us as our purpose of life.

What is the true purpose of our life

The true purpose of our life is to know God and lead a life that pleases God. God loved to have fellowship with Adam and Eve. That is what God wants from us. Our fellowship. Our worship. And our Acknowledging Him and His work. Knowing that we are his handy work and creation. We are his creation. Around us, we can see and feel His creation. We enjoy his Creation. When we know His purpose all our other purpose of life go away. The scale we use to measure our success will change. Then we understand that our running after for material things, wealth or worldly things are not the true purpose of our life. It will slow down our life.

Our life is filled with many things. We have to do many things every day. We are like a spinning wheel. Running around with high speed on its axis. When we realize our true purpose, we can stop our run. Take a breath and live a life that is purposeful. Our purpose is not gaining more money. Not creating a legacy. Worshiping God and knowing God will give you peace and happiness. You will find new dimensions and meaning of life. Experience God! God will help you to go through the depths and heights of your life. That would be a wonderful journey.

What does God want from us? What is His expectation? How He loved us? These are some questions we need to think over. The answer to these questions will give us more clarity to lead a purposeful life. Knowing God and his likes and dislikes will help you to lead a better life. The best way to know God we need to read the word of God. Read it, as much as you can. It will give you a new meaning to your life.

God is love and the purpose of our life is to love

God is love. God loves me and you. God's love is unconditional. We cannot give anything in return to the love of God. Because we do not have anything to give in return for His love as whatever we are having is from God Himself. We are His creation. He provided us whatever we need in our life.

What we can give in return for his love? The only thing we can give in return to the love of God is Love. Love and gratitue for his love and blessing. That is what we can give and that is what God expects from us. Love your neighbor as yourself. This is what God looking from us. Irrespective of race, color, religion, we have to love each other.

When love is your purpose of life, your actions and works originate out of love. Your actions, thoughts, behaver and everything you do will originate out of love. Where there is love, there is no fear.

The word of God says, If I give whatever I have in charity, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but does not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hope, always perseveres.

Love never fails. And now these three remain faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

Dr. Eben Alexander, A highly trained neurosurgeon shares in his book "Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife" tells about his encounter with the Omnipotent who is love. He found that there is only love around God and there is no fear or worry in the presence of God. Giving below a short note about his book:

"Thousands of people have had near-death experiences, but scientists have argued that they are impossible. Dr. Eben Alexander was one of those scientists. A highly trained neurosurgeon, Alexander knew that NDEs feel real, but are simply fantasies produced by brains under extreme stress.

Then, Dr. Alexander’s own brain was attacked by a rare illness. The part of the brain that controls thought and emotion—and in essence makes us human—shut down completely. For seven days he lay in a coma. Then, as his doctors considered stopping treatment, Alexander’s eyes popped open. He had come back.

Alexander’s recovery is a medical miracle. But the real miracle of his story lies elsewhere. While his body lay in coma, Alexander journeyed beyond this world and encountered an angelic being who guided him into the deepest realms of super-physical existence. There he met, and spoke with, the Divine source of the universe itself.

Alexander’s story is not a fantasy. Before he underwent his journey, he could not reconcile his knowledge of neuroscience with any belief in heaven, God, or the soul. Today Alexander is a doctor who believes that true health can be achieved only when we realize that God and the soul are real and that death is not the end of personal existence but only a transition."

This world is designed to live out of love. But we are trying to live our life out of hatred, worry and every evil action that comes out of a heart that is filled with selfishness. It is up to you whether you want to live a life out of love or hatred. The purpose of our life is Love. May God help you to live a life out of love

Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife

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