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  • Alana Little

Discovering Your Purpose

Updated: Jun 18

You have a gift, and a part of life is discovering that gift and using it in a way that helps others, gives you joy, and glorifies God.


Sometimes, I get caught up in a cycle of work, sleep, eat, repeat. I leave little-to- no room for God or other activities that once bought me joy - like writing and just working on something creative. Now this may not be for everyone, but for me, this type of lifestyle is draining and unfulfilling. I know that in Christ we have everything, and we're already fulfilled, but there's something about not working on the things that give me joy and a sense of purpose that seems to somewhat suck life out of me, kind of like a vacuum.


Now I'm not gonna lie, I'm not going to say that I 100% know what my purpose in life is, because at 27, I still have answers and guesses. But I do know that the work I have in front of me, the projects and creative ideas that I try to bring to life, they give me a sense of "yeah, this is what I think I'm meant to do in life". Do you ever have that feeling about something?


I think there's some fun in going through life and figuring out what we're designed to do. There's a journey in discovering what gifts God has given us and trying to figure out what we're supposed to do to be fruitful. It's sort of a mystery - you have this deep desire within you to do something with your life, but you just don't know exactly what - and that's where God comes in and helps you figure that out. Step by step, you discover what you're good at, what brings you a sense of excitement, and how it can be used to help others.


Life is a journey, and some things are a process. Finding your purpose in life may take time, or it may be instant, it's really up to God on how and when he reveals it to you. But after reading this post, I hope it inspires you to begin to take that first step: discover your gifts and figure out God's plan for your life - How does he want to use you? What's your life's purpose? It doesn't have to be big - search for peace, joy, and something that could possibly help others - and remember, it can be a process, so just enjoy the journey. You may make mistakes along the way, or maybe you find out that what you think is your purpose, isn't - and that's okay, it's all a part of life.



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