Many of us including myself have spent plenty of time going backwards in life. We have all had times where we weren’t moving forward towards a dream or goal, let alone our life’s purpose. It is impossible to experience true inner fulfillment and happiness unless we are making progress on our purpose. We need a dream, a vision, a reason to get up today and move forward. When we are making progress towards that vision and that purpose an energy will take over our life. It is an energy that is truly inexplainable, you need to experience it in order to understand what I am talking about. Maybe some of you have experienced it. It is an energy that is internal that gives you a joy and fulfillment about your life that only comes when you are making progress on your purpose. Why? Because your purpose is all about bringing the value you are supposed to bring to the world based on the gifts you have been given by God. And when you are bringing that value, through the form of the gifts you have been given, and you feel progress on that purpose, you start to understand at a whole new level the value and meaning of your life.
Let me tell you a quick story. For years of my life, I was chasing dreams and goals that were not my real dreams and goals. They were a collection of someone elses dreams and goals. I was “moving forward” with my life, but I always ended up unhappy and unfulfilled. I didn’t understand why. I had always heard that progress produces happiness but they were missing something, its progress on purpose that produces happiness. I hadn’t figured out my real dreams and my real purpose so even though I was ambitious and “succeeding” I still did not have that energy about my life that would completely take over my life. I needed to really learn what my gifts were, and combine them with the desires that were in my heart. Not desires that I thought were “cool” or acceptable or what I “needed” to have. When I did that, I learned that it was Progress On Purpose Produces Happiness.
I encourage you, if you havent already, to slow your life down and figure out what the real desires of your heart are and combine those with the 1-2 gifts God has given you. Then do those everyday, and make progress. You will begin to live everyday of your life with a supernatural energy that produces happiness and fulfillment in your life.
-The Professional Encourager and Uplifter
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