Many people wonder what their purpose in life is, what life means, what are they supposed to be doing with their lives, and how to be happy. Some people just aren’t happy no matter what their situation in life is. Others are happy regardless or in spite of what they’re going through. Why is that? And how do you find your purpose in life?
Your Purpose in Life Really Depends on Your Beliefs
Are you agnostic? An atheist? If so, you may think your purpose in life is to make a good deal of money to buy a new car, a bigger house, cars, respect from your friends and family, or even fame. And then teach others how to do the same, for a price. Material goods rank higher in your life because you may believe that’s what will make you happy.
Unfortunately, some of the wealthiest people in the world are also the loneliest and feel empty inside. They may have reached the income level they were working for, have a new car, a big new house, and they’re still trying to figure out what their purpose in life really is. Sometimes these people turn to drugs and/or alcohol to fill the void. Sometimes they become very, very sorrowful people.
Faith in the Lord Reveals Your Purpose in Life
Putting God first in your life helps you find happiness, but not in the material things of the world.
My mother, God rest her soul, was one of the happiest people I’ve ever known in my life. I used to call her jolly. No matter what was going on, and she had some rough times, she was always laughing, finding the funny in almost everything. Through a divorce after 25 years of marriage, to a serious car accident that probably would have killed anyone else, to being diagnosed with cancer at only 63 years old, the woman was smiling and making jokes.
Mom worked hard all her life, from raising three kids while dad worked, to breaking out on her own and buying a small, well used mobile home and a cheap used car, she smiled, and did what she could for others. She attended church every Sunday and read her Bible and prayed every day. She wasn’t “religious;” she was faithful, in spite of everything that she went through.
It wasn’t until her funeral service that we realized just how many people she touched in her short life. And it wasn’t until I, myself, got regularly involved with a church that I understood how my mother could stay so happy and loving through it all. She loved the Lord!
Faith CAN Move Mountains
Some atheists or agnostics may read that and think of physical mountains moving and laugh. Let them laugh. Not every mountain is an actual mountain. You may have a mountain of bills or a mountain of worries or both. Your faith in the Lord and His promises will move those mountains out of your way to help you discover your true purpose in life.