6 Proven Steps On Discovering Your Purpose

‏Discovering your purpose in life is one of the most critical aspects of your life that you can never be able to escape from.

Purpose is the force driving the world forward.

Johnson once had a rusty old piece of equipment that looked like an axe.

The axe was so old and rusty that he occasionally had often contemplated destroying it, but he had to continue keeping it because it was a gift from his father.

Then one day, he met a strange man who offered a huge sum of money for the said axe.

The amount offered by the man for a piece of equipment so old made Johnson suspicious. But he sold it anyway and spent the money.

Years later, it was discovered that what he thought was an axe, was not. It was a piece of rare and precious metal.

He was even more shocked to find out that the metal cost much more than the amount he sold it for.

Johnson lost the piece of equipment that cost over hundreds of thousands of dollars because he didn’t know its purpose.

When the purpose of a thing is not known, abuse is inevitable — Myles Munroe Click To Tweet

Meaning Of Purpose

Purpose is the reason for which something is done or the reason for which something exists. In other words, the purpose of something is that which it is intended to achieve.

Purpose is an anticipated outcome that guides your actions. It is the reason for which something is done or the reason it is done in a particular way.

Have You Discovered Your Purpose?

A lion raised by a goat will behave like one, but the day it realised that its purpose is more than being scared of other animals, everything will change.

As a human being, with a sound mind, vision and potential, you should ask yourself;

What’s My Purpose?

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There’s no restriction to discovering your purpose, no matter how many times you’ve tried and failed, you can still do it.

Here are six proven steps on discovering your purpose.

  1. Believe That You Have A Purpose,
  2. Find Out Who You Are,
  3. Do Away With Pride,
  4. Unravel Your Potential,
  5. Take The Right Actions Every Day,
  6. Believe In God.

Believe That You Have A Purpose,

The first step to discovering your purpose is believing that you have a purpose. The human mind is a very powerful tool.

The capacity of the mind cannot be overemphasized.

Live with the consciousness of the fact that you have a higher purpose, accept that there’s a higher calling, much more than you think or know.

Just because you haven’t yet discovered your purpose does not mean that it won’t be discovered.

“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me.”

— John 14:1

Trust that your purpose will be discovered; you just need to have faith in yourself.

Find Out Who You Are,

Do you know who you are?

You are greater than you think, you were created in God’s image and likeness and an embodiment of God’s greatest creation.

You are not some weak, shy and timid person; you are a lion. A lion does not fear other animals, regardless of size and strength. The lion is the greatest animal in the wild.

Self-discovery is an essential key in discovering your purpose.

Do Away With Pride,

One of the most important factors to be when discovering your purpose is your Pride.

A proud person can never go far in life.

Pride can hinder you from discovering your purpose. It is better you do away with pride.

Unravel Your potential,

One of the most important steps on discovering your purpose is to unveil your potential.

A lion that has not yet unravelled his potential will be scared of the other animals; it’ll run with so much fear when chased by lesser animals.

But the day it unravels it’s potential, it’ll realise that it has the power to kill anything that crosses its path. Its purpose is revealed to it

To discover your purpose, you need to unravel your potential.

If you know what you can do, discovering your purpose becomes easier than you think.

Your potential is a guide to discovering your purpose.

Take The Right Actions Every Day,

What you love doing might just be your purpose.

Your passion is a hint to discovering your purpose.

What you do everyday matters a lot.

The actions you take at any point in time matters a lot. Not many people care about what they do because they have no reason to care.

Take actions on what inspires you. Every human being has an inspiration of some sort.

Believe in God.

The most crucial step is believing in God.

God was thinking of you long before you were born. He planned your purpose before your existence.

But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s exclusive possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his marvellous light.

— 1 Peter 2:9

God is the only one who can be able to guide in your quest for self-discovery.

You can’t utilize your purpose without God; he’s the only one capable of helping you.

From birth, he already knew your purpose.

All things are done according to God’s plan and decision; and God chose us to be his people in union with Christ because of his purpose, based on what he had decided from the very beginning.

— Ephesians 1:11


You can be happy without discovering your purpose, but it is difficult to attain long term happiness without discovering your purpose.

This Post Has 10 Comments

  1. Joel

    Nice one you’ve got there

  2. Yuri

    Great questions. Very insightful for self growth. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Jessica Delgado

    Loved it! Very well written!

  4. Lisa Alioto

    Great insights and very thought-provoking! Thanks for sharing!

  5. April

    Great article and well written! I agree with all you said here.

  6. Thanks for writing this piece. Everyone needs to learn their purpose and as they live it, they indeed will be so rewarded.

  7. Jen Towkaniuk

    I agree that your purpose should be divided between your own desires and helping others. I find much more fulfillment in the pursuit of making someone else’s day than my own.

  8. Sarah

    We live in a world that is beautiful, but filled with enough dark that can make it a bad place if we allow it. It is crucial to always bring ourselves into the light because it will allows us to move upward and forward instead of downward and backward. It will allow us to grow without the stresses of overthinking and worrying. These kinds of defensive mechanisms will hold you back so it is vital to keep them from invading your life. No matter how dark the world gets, don’t get lost in translation or be a victim of the madness.

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