Monday, 28 November 2016

Life Purpose by Folaranmi Adio

            
Do you know what is purpose? 
Have you taken time to think of your purpose of living?
Read with me and you will find out!
    Purpose is "an objective to be reached; a target; an aim; a goal."
I believe you know you are alive for a reason, but have you given it a thought that one day you will have to face your Lord and explain how you spent your life on earth! What would you tell Him if all you’ve done is to rubbish your time on earth on worldly items, vanity?
In life everyone has his purpose in life, only your creation itself is a purpose.
"Acts 26:16 :- But rise and stand upon your feet, for I have appeared to you for this purpose, to appoint you as a servant and witness to the things in which you have seen me and to those in which I will appear to you"

"Did you then think that We created you in vain, and that you would not be returned to us?
The Holy Quran 23:115"

             We all have purposes. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.
    So when people say, “What should I do with my life?” or “What is my life purpose?” what they’re actually asking is: “What can I do with my time that is important?”
     In order to know your life purpose, you have to try your hands on new things and what happens if you do that? It helps you find interest in what you have tried both spiritually and bodily.
      A quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson where he says;
    "The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well."
      Your purpose doesn’t have to be something BIG, either. The value of your impact on others and on earth has nothing to do with its weight, there are people meant for everything.
      If I could ask you of what makes you angry, joyful, excited or passionate, what would you say? You should take note of when your emotions are moved; these times can be a sign of your God-given purpose. You will need find your passion. Many of you have already done it, many of you will later.
Many of you may take long, many may get old, but don't give up on finding it for that will be that one-step of getting into the right part of your life. Find your passion and follow it.
      Pray. Ask God to show you the things that move you and make a pre-list And always remember, He wants you to discover His purpose for you more than you do for yourself.
       Lastly, consider that your life purpose is not just about you; it’s about what God wants to do to others through you.
And if there is anything that I have learned in life, you will not find that passion in vanity. And you will not find passion in money, never. Because the more vanities and the more money you have, the more you will just look around and use that as a shield not look for your passion, and you will discover that there will always be someone with more money than you do.
And if you are able to find your passion, all the money you have will be used to make sure all your passions come true and then you will have peace in your heart. Most people discover they have no peace in their lives which is because they have nothing they have passion in, all they need is patience and prayers, that passion will come to seek them.
Therefore, if you ignore or neglect what gives you no satisfaction, what others say about you, your gifts and your passions, you are not only betraying yourself, but you are betraying the world at large and God too; because He has called you to a purpose and wants you to walk in it for others and for your own happiness and success.
       Also consider that since God has called you, He is completely able to reveal your purpose to you.
"Hebrew 11:6 :-but without faith it is impossible to please and be satisfactory to him, for whoever would come near to God must [necessarily] believe that God exists and that He is the rewarder of those who earnestly and diligently seek Him [out]"
"If they had kept their Faith and guarded themselves from evil, far better had been the reward from their Lord, if they but knew! (Surah Al-Baqara, 103)"