Have You Ever Asked, What Is My Purpose?

My reading today led me to the most wonderful quote about purpose that I have ever run accross.

It is by an author named, Frederick Buechner.  He describes vocation as; “the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.”

Why I find that quote so lovely is that it states that to find our purpose is not about drudgery and hardness.  No.

To find our purpose is to name what makes us feel glad.  It’s a nice way of saying we need to run with our “strengths’ rather than trying to perfect some other part of ourselves that is not so well developped. 

“Where your deep gladness and the world’s hunger meet.”   Yes the world is hungry for what makes you most happy, most glad.  What you are best at and so much so, that you may not recognize it, is precisely what the world hungers for. 

There is a need that only you can meet and meet it with joy.  It is your purpose.   It is not about suffering and struggle but it is about discovering what gives you joy and what motivates and makes your blood flow.

There is a need out there and what I am able to do with ease and joy is what the world is waiting for.

Your calling is “where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet”.  

That is my insight for the day and I share it with you.



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