I believe God puts a dream in our heart, he gives us all gifts, talents, and resources we need to make our dreams a reality. But it’s up to us to believe in ourselves and it is up to us to do work. Many times, you will not discover your true gifts until you put yourself through struggle of chasing your dream. The person you become through struggle is your gift back to God.
You were created to make your dream come true. It is your life purpose. It is you calling. Your mission. Your dream will draw on your talents, it will appeal to your highest ideals, and will give you unlimited energy. Having a vision of where you want to be satisfies several universal drives within each of us. Having a dream connects with spirit that dwells in our heart; it gives us an outlet for our unique gifts and talents, and makes us feel that our lives matter. It makes us feel that we are making a difference.
A dream does several things. It gives you a future focus. Instead of being worried about frustrations of present, a dream gets you thinking about possibilities of future. A dream gives you energy. Have you ever been so engrossed in a book or in a project that hours seemed like minutes? That’s what it feels like when you are passionately chasing your dream. Finally, a dream keeps you from wasting your life. Dreams keep you from wasting your talents, your abilities, and your creativity. They keep you from living a life filled with regret. That terrible “What might have been?” feeling.
You will experience success in life to extent that you are clear about and commit to achieving your life purpose
How do you find your purpose? It all comes down to spending some quality time getting to know yourself through some very specific questions. I would suggest going out by yourself for a couple of days to a quiet place, maybe a cabin in woods, out by a lake, a place where you will not be interrupted and really thinking about it. It might be a good idea to take a notebook to write your thoughts.
Before I give you questions, I’d like you to think about some people you deeply admire. What is it about them that you admire? Specifically what qualities do you admire in them? I’d be willing to bet that anyone you admire, is someone who is dedicating thir life to their unique calling. If you are having trouble thinking of people, just think about people like Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, Mother Theresa, Michael Dell, Bill Gates, Sam Walton, Norman Schwarzkopf, and NASA Astronauts.
What do they have in common? They love what they do. They would do it for free. They are good at what they do. Doing what they do is extremely important to them. They have a sense of destiny, a sense that they are doing what they were born to do.
Well you know what? The experiences you have had up to this point in your life have prepared you for your life purpose. You have unique talents, abilities, interests, and values that only you can bring to greatness. There is a destiny that only you can fulfill. But first you need to find out what you would love to do. What you would be willing to do for free. What you are good at doing. What is extremely important to you. What you were born to do.