Week 23 – What’s your purpose?

Purpose:
noun
1. the reason for which something exists or is done, made, used, etc.
2. an intended or desired result; end; aim; goal
3. determination; resoluteness
4. the subject in hand; the point at issue
5. practical result, effect, or advantage: to act to good purpose.

What’s your purpose?  downloadThat’s been a driving question throughout this course.  What is it that you want out of life?  When we began this course of study, I thought my purpose was to increase my income, improve my lifestyle, lose weight, have more.  Now, as we near the end, I realize that I was misguided, that I didn’t understand myself and what I need to do.  In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus taught us:  “Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness, and all these things will be added unto you.”  So, all of the things written in my original Definite Major Purpose were erroneous.

Recently, I was told that I’m a powerful woman.  I think I’ve always known that, but I’ve subjugated my power under apologies, under humility, under a facade because of the fear that it would offend.  No more.  the-meaning-of-life-is-to-find-your-gift-tthe-purpose-of-life-is-to-give-it-awayMy power is a gift from God, and I do Him no honor when I do not express or use that power.  Now I’ve been working to discover the direction I need to take, the things that I need to do to put this power to good use, to help myself and others to find the kingdom of God.

Jesus also told us that the kingdom of God is within us.Mark-Twain-Find-Your-Purpose-Inspirational-Picture-QuoteSo, if we’re to first seek the kingdom of God, AND it’s within us, what are we seeking?  Perhaps we’re to seek knowledge of ourselves.  In finding out who we are as His children, we find our purpose.  images (2)Fire up the purpose with emotion, with passion, and you make things happen!!  Emotion fuels us, drives us to fulfill our mission, our purpose.

What is my purpose?  I’m back at the beginning with this, trying to figure it out.  imagesThe answer is in my youth – what did I dream of when I was young, before I’d accepted so many lies about myself?  I used to dream of changing the world!  What exactly, then, is the power that is mine?  How will I figure this out?  Through study, through prayer, through silence.  I recommit myself to this journey of exploration and learning in order to find fulfillment.  images (1)

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13 thoughts on “Week 23 – What’s your purpose?

  1. Susan, you are a powerful women! You have grown so much n the last few months as we all have. I am honored to have you as my friend and look forward to our continued connections.

  2. Thanks so much for sharing. I am glad the ‘veil’ has been removed from your eyes and you now see yourself more clearly and accurately. I encourage you to continue to practice the skills gained in this MKMMA experience and your vision and path will remain clear and bright. I wish you much success in your future endeavors.

  3. You have grown so much Sue and it is wonderful to see you emerging as the person you were born to be. For what it’s worth, from across the ocean and cyberspace, I see a fantastic teacher, english language coach, learning mentor and horse lover. Could your Dharma lie here?

  4. Sue, How wonderful that you have put EVERYTHING on the table, completely divesting yourself of “sacred cow-dom”!! You are starting your second Hero’s Journey!!! This time you know that all your guides are within you already. That is magnificent!! I can barely contain my happiness and excitement for you!!
    Cultivate Repose. All that you need awaits your permission to be made known.

  5. Sue you are destined to change your world, and all those you come into contact with. Exploration–What an Adventure. I second Sandra’s thoughts; you have so many talents that are about serving others with your heart and your many skills. Love you dear friend, and looking forward to our continued Life long journey.

  6. Have to agree with everyone above. You have come so far, Sue. Always love reading your blogs as there is always a great message in them. Wish you every success.

  7. Great post Sue. So, written by heart . Your words along are an inspiration. Thanks for being part of my journey. The road has obstacles but we are grateful for they are opportunities in disguise. Laugh at my failure and they will vanish in clouds of new dreams.

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