Very close to you is a treasure chest overflowing with clues necessary to finding your unique, God-created life purpose. Chances are high that you’re overlooking it. I want to show you where to look.
When big dreams distract us.
Sitting across from me in my office was a bright young woman. She was crying. Her life felt empty, she said. She wanted so desperately to do something powerful for God. She mentioned missions or creating a foundation to empower young women. Heck, even faith healing! She had these giant dreams, and she was frustrated because nothing like that was happening for her.
As we talked about her life, I listened. She never mentioned her husband and their marriage, or her workplace where she had the opportunity to be of great influence every day. She didn’t think about the flexibility she had not having children or the lessons that she’d learned going through counseling and dealing with anger and abuse.
Something occurred to me. In trying to find a big life purpose, it was like she was planning an incredible trip to a once-in-a-lifetime destination without starting where she actually was. Every road has two ends–the destination as well as the beginning.