God goes to the end and works his way back to our beginning, ensuring we have everything that we need to be successful. We must also do the same. Looking forward to how we would like to be known will establish the types of actions we should be taking today. We were all created to do something that is greater than the accumulation of money. Real success in life can only be measured by the accomplishment of your future purpose. What you have done will always be minuscule in comparison to what you should be doing now, therefore your true purpose is in your future.
Finding purpose is a forward thinking activity.
The dictionary defines purpose as the object toward which one strives or for which something exists; an aim or a goal. It is necessary that we know the future goals we are working towards. The past goals may no longer be relevant. You will always be greater in the future because there, you can benefit from your current choices. When you use your God given abilities to work towards your future objectives, you will make the changes necessary to experience true happiness and success.
Finding purpose is reveled in natural abilities. Don't try to be something that you are not. The things that you are able to do naturally (without much effort) help to illuminate what you are here to do. This will bring you the greatest amount of contentment. We all have natural abilities within us. Some can run like the wind, sing without trying or do complex math in their heads. Others like me have to look harder to find our gifts, but they are there just the same. I was almost 40 before I realize that I could write something worth sharing, but if we look to our natural abilities, they will lead us to our future purpose.
Finding true purpose can only be known in the mind of the creator. God has established your end from your beginning. That means he knows you from beginning to end. He is the only one that can give you the object towards which you should be striving. He will give you the true measurement for your success. He declares that his purpose will stand. You need God's help find your future purpose.
Your future is bright. You are still here for a reason. You are here for a greater purpose than you may have realized. You must never give up the quest for find it. Your future goals in life should be connected to your divine purpose that can and will be revealed to you by God. This will establish your end from your beginning and allow you to look positively to the future.
"For I know the plans I have for you," declared the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future," (Jeremiah 29:11).
Timothy Houston is an author, minister, and motivational speaker who is committed to guiding positive life changes in families and communities. For questions, comments or more information, go to www.tlhouston.com.