"The 3 D's Of Purpose"
What are you designed to do? What do you desire to do? What do you have a unique ability to do? Most people ask themselves these questions at some point. However, far too many proceed without an answer. Therefore, the three components or questions we need to address are: What is my design? What is my desire? and What is my distinction?
When we get behind the wheel of a car, we have a destination in mind. Rarely, do we get in the car and drive up and down the streets or on the highway with no aim. In fact, without the destination the drive is pointless. If we are the ones in the driver’s seat of our own lives, doesn’t it make sense to know the destination? Wouldn’t it behoove us to chart our course to the best of our ability? Wouldn’t it be of great value to know the journey (in this case your life) we are navigating? If the answer to these questions is yes then we should stop, examine the vehicle, learn our vehicle, and position our vehicle in the direction of our destination. That destination for each of us is the fulfillment of our purpose.
Design matters! How physically adept you are at various tasks as well as how you are designed will guide you towards the purpose that lies within you. A study released in Medical Daily, indicates that 70% of US employees say they hate their job. A purpose driven life prevents passionless living. Many of us spend too much time suppressing our natural God-given desires in lieu of a guaranteed paycheck and mediocre benefits. Fulfillment in life is the result of aligning our actions with the thoughts that were in the mind of our Creator when He designed us. This requires us to seek first His truth so that we know the truth about ourselves and the purpose-filled desires that we can’t seem to shake.
Lastly, your distinction is often found in your unique testimony. Sometimes it is found in your unique way of looking at a situation that everyone else has given in to living with. Sometimes your distinction is found when a moment presents itself in which, you can either fold or stand tall and speak with confidence. Sometimes opportunities allow us and others to see the unique and distinct purpose to which our lives have always been directed.