We’re deep in a series at church that’s centered on your purpose in life. So this idea, this concept, of what I was created to do has really been weighing on my heart. And I think that’s a natural thing. I think that all twenty-somethings have questioned what it is they’re meant to be doing. It can be a tough to ask yourself questions like “who am I?” and “why am I here?” It can be tough to find the right answers.
I also recently had a really great talk with one of my girlfriends, Mollie. It was one of those cleansing, almost cathartic talks where you leave feeling both inspired and refreshed. We spent the entire time discussing topics like purpose and life and how the journey we’re on has nothing to do with other people. We found so much freedom in that!
And isn’t it so true? At the end of the day, we weren’t created to ceaselessly stress over finding our purpose. If we do, we get consumed by it. We grow overwhelmed. I think that as we live our lives, we should remember that they are exactly that – ours. We should focus on being authentic, on zeroing in on our true passions and chasing them with all of our might. We should honor the Lord. And we should remember that life is short. It is meant to be enjoyed.
So as we approach the halfway point of yet another year, I’m trying my hardest in everything I do. I’m trying to grow, to learn, and to be inspired. I’m trying to create a career path that I can be proud of. And I’m especially trying to live for myself and the glory of God – not the affirmation, praise, or approval of others. I may not know exactly what my purpose is, but I’m confident that by the end of it all, I’ll find out. In the meantime, I just want to live.