Welsh poet David Whyte wrote: “I don’t want to have written on my tombstone, when finally people struggle through the weeds, pull back the moss, and read the inscription there: ‘He made his car payments.’”
While humor is found in Whyte’s quote, great truth is also revealed. My guess is he struggled with the questions that loom over so many of us:
• What is it all for?
• Why am I here?
• What am I supposed to be doing with my life?
• How will I know when I’ve made the right decision?
• What is my calling?
• What is my purpose?
I have had many women come to me seeking one-on-one help and the most common area they want to cover is purpose.
“I know I should be doing more with my life—but I don’t know what that ‘more’ is.”
Other times people know their purpose, but fear and/or a lack-of-confidence are holding them back. It doesn’t take much to see the widespread dissatisfaction with purpose in today’s world. How many people have you heard say they are in the “wrong job?” How many people do you know who are looking for a career change or long to pursue a dream “if only”…
In this Faith Matters study we will explore similar struggles faced throughout the Bible and the wisdom God’s Word can shed on purpose.
Between the many demands on our time, the opinions and influence of those around us, and the choices available in today’s world, it can be challenging to discover our purpose. Yet living “on purpose” is a key ingredient of a balanced and meaningful life. In this study we explore women of the Bible and God’s Word to help us ask and answer the questions that to lead us toward purposeful living.
This study includes 15 daily doses of study.