Does an acorn have any resemblance to an oak tree? Of course it doesn’t. The acorn is small and the squirrels like to nibble on it. But there is more. The promise of an oak tree is inside that little acorn. Given the right conditions, it will push through the ground towards the sunshine to become a refuge for those same squirrels.
Desire is the seed waiting for the right conditions to break free and transform into your life-purpose. Without the soil, sunshine, and water, that acorn would be just an acorn, a promise that is never realized. Once you discover your desire, it is up to you to push through the obstacles to reach your goals. Your purpose is what will give you a life of fulfillment and happiness. Don’t allow any limitations to keep you from this pursuit. You are too valuable to allow your gifts to be wasted. It is up to you to take the needed action.
See yourself as that oak tree. Right now there is a seed planted in your soul, waiting to be freed. Do not allow anything to keep you from your destiny. I am available to assist you on this quest and help your seed to transform into a mighty oak. Your time is now.
What limitations are making it difficult for you to grow?
What does it mean to you to be a “mighty oak”?
Selflessness is the heart of purpose. What I do in my life will always have a profound effect on others. Think about a small stone tossed into a lake. What happens? There are ripples that reach beyond the spot where the rock landed.
There is that one place that only you can fill to perfection. Just like the ripples, you will set in motion events that touch other lives. Your life-purpose, once released, will spread far beyond what your eyes can see or your mind imagine. Enlarge your life-vision to include the world. Yes, I said the world. . You cannot afford to hold yourself back.
Do you like yourself? Do you believe you can do anything? When you talk about yourself, what do you say? If any of these questions have negative answers, they will limit your ability to fulfill your purpose. If you struggle with fear or low self-esteem, I am available to guide you. I have been where you are. I know you can make it. I did.
“Be the change you want to see in the world.” G
I believe God made me for a purpose, but he also made me fast. And when I run I feel His pleasure.” Eric Liddle
This Olympic runner felt genuine pleasure when he ran. What makes you feel the happiest? The most alive? What will you keep doing, no matter how hard it gets or how many obstacles you have to go through? That is your passion.
Passion fuels your purpose. Here are some indicators that you are working with passion:
• You are not aware of time
• You want quality
• You feel a lot of energy
• You think properly
• You are creative
What else does it feel like to work with passion? It is a rush of pure pleasure that satisfies the deepest places of your heart. A favorite author, bell hooks, gives the best description for writers I have ever read. Place your passion in these words: “I have not yet found words to truly convey the intensity of the remembered rapture—that moment of exquisite joy when necessary words come together and the work is complete, finished, ready to be read. I do know that I return again and again to that place, that moment—the rapture. That written words offer me this gift, is an endless blessing.”
Experience this rapture and your purpose will begin to unfold.
Your soul is what makes you who you are: your unique intellect, personality, emotions and will. You need to tap into it to understand where your heart is at.
Here is an exercise I have done and it is very powerful. Write down one of your top desires in a sentence. It may be a favorite subject in school or a hobby. Say this sentence over and over, eventually with your eyes closed and your hand over your heart. Focus on yourself and say the sentence to yourself several times. What are you feeling now? Write down a second desire and do the same thing.
My first desire produced no emotion, which surprised me. But when I began to say: “You were born to write”, I felt it so deep that I wept. Try this exercise with a partner. Your purpose is waiting to be uncovered.
Purpose is the reason you were born. I believe you are a wonderful, unique person with a life path that was created just for you. The answer you discover will give you a strong, clear focus that you’ve never had before. Purpose is like a magnet. You will always be drawn back to it.
You may notice that some of your friends are certain what they want to do with their lives, while some flounder around. Most people don’t bother to pursue their purpose so they spend time doing things that have no real meaning to them. They feel empty and useless. They know there is something more, but they just don’t go after it. Life is an exciting adventure when you live with purpose.
To find it you don’t have to look any further than your own soul. What do you do well? What is your favorite subject in school? What would you do even if you never got paid for it? The answers to these questions hold the clues that will get you started on the journey you were born to make.