It's been at least a decade since I've charted my life's purpose with the "Purpose driven life" book. I think it's come into good timing in this season for my life to re-explore what purpose God has for me right here and now.
I'm halfway through the current study with my new buddy Mr A Bear and already I have re-discovered a few things. Firstly, if I was looking for a purpose to make my life richer, faster, greater, and more amazing, I'm looking in the wrong place, because the book opens with saying that it's not about me. We were designed by God, for God's intended purpose. And everyone will have a different take on that. We were made for worship, for community, relationships, but not for ourselves.
It's so funny though, we go into relationships thinking what is in it for me, or we go into church thinking how is this going to fill me. This refocus has helped me realise what has been missing in my life for the last 2 years. Service, connection and community. Yes, I can worship and love God with all my heart, mind, soul, and yes, I can love others as Christ loved us--- or at least try to. But we were never made to do this on our own.