In his hierarchy of human needs triangle, the great psychologist Sigmund Freud recognises the sense of self actualization as the peak and ultimate need of every human being.
This is the feeling of colossal satisfaction and optimal attainment. This is the feeling you get when you are working in the course of our life’s purpose
What is one’s life’s purpose?
To paraphrase the definition of my all time best author Paulo Coelho; your personal calling/Legend/destiny/Purpose is God’s blessing, it is the path that God chose for you here on earth.
It is the path that God in his infinite wisdom and knowledge, knows that you will find self actualization when you walk in it.
Your life’s purpose is your reason for living. It’s the reason you wake up every morning with and zeal to make a difference.
Your life’s purpose is that which you know and feel without anyone telling you that you ought to be doing.
Every Man’s (male and female) original purpose is in line with God’s will. This may sound controversial to some people but it’s the truth.
We were all born into this world with a purpose to accomplish but soon after, we are reshaped by our environment, family, culture, religion, life experiences and more often than not our true purpose is distorted from God’s original plan.
The society tells us that everything is impossible.
They remind us that God has cursed the ground so you must suffer to make a living (Gen 3vs17) let alone fulfil your destiny.
But they forget to remind us of his grace that is sufficient for us Luke 2 vs 22-32.
He said we worry too much. He reminded us that he the one who will provide us our daily bread (foods, clothes, money)
he needs us to focus on the kingdom of God.
God is glorified when we do well and are prosperous so he will give you more than you need.
What we need to know is that the kingdom referred to here is the kingdom of God on earth which is God’s purpose for man on earth.
Remember that when Jesus taught us to pray he said Our Father.........Thy kingdom come, thy will(in our lives) be done on earth as it is in heaven .
Also our life’s experiences, especially not so good ones.
Limiting religious beliefs,
Cultural beliefs; valuing males more than females,
Fear of failing when we decide to pursue our destiny. Don’t kill your creativity cause of fear.
And so many more are all obstacles that stand in the way of our accomplishment of life true purpose.
How do we get back in line with our life’s purpose?
If you feel genuine happiness in your recent life course then you most likely are on the course of your destiny but when you feel like you have to wake up every morning not because you want to do something you love to do but just to make ends meet then you have taken the wrong curve somewhere.
I’m not saying you should leave your job, but take time out to think.
Ask yourself; what is it that if my basic needs are met, I will do gladly and stay up all night willingly to do.?
When you try to accomplish anything and you are getting unspeakable resistance, then you know that its value is immeasurable.
This is how it is when we decide to walk in the path of our life’s destiny.
We will face distractions, we will lose friends, but when we keep up with the fight for destiny. We will ultimately win.
The secret is learning to stand up each time you fall.
On the journey of destiny these are the most important things that must be in your backpack.
Faith and Hope: You must believe absolutely in your dream.
Stand firm so that obstacles and storms of life cannot shake you.
Wisdom and knowledge: You need to seek understanding, ask for God’s wisdom.
Read, read and read. You will need the information somewhere along the line.
Patience and endurance: you cannot afford to opt out when the going is tough.
Character and integrity: a good name is better than silver and gold
Sheer determination and focus: you need to have a daring attitude; determination is the oil that keeps the engine of your dreams from knocking.
Walking in the path of your life purpose is like taking hold of the driver seat of your life.
Don’t seat in the passenger seat and give someone else control over your life; no matter how much they love you, they will make mistakes and most likely drive you in an unintended direction.
The right to live, dream and succeed is yours.
Even though the odds are obviously against you, keep playing this game of destiny because you will surely win.
When you lose friends in this course, don’t worry you will make new ones.
Don’t get carried away pursuing material things.
Listen to that soft yearning inside your heart today before it dies completely.
It’s good to have fun relax, travel and enjoy life but when you do all this and still feel something lacking; there is an action to the taken.
The last but not least important gadget in your backpack is planting/sowing a seed.
Ever wondered why people who have attained success get into one philanthropic work or the other? It seals the deal for you and gives you a divine covering.
You don’t need to have a million to start giving. You can volunteer your professional skills to help others, give out clothes you don’t need, help homeless people.
Start where you are today.
Start the journey on the path of your destiny today and soon enough you will reap the rewards of destiny.
God bless you.