Feeling alive and not just Existing

What is the purpose of life and why am I here? Isn’t that the question that every person asks themselves at least once in their life? Is there even a clear cut answer? I have searched for that answer for years, and had never come up with a satisfactory answer until recently. I was so tired of reading posts that tell you the things you need to do to find that purpose: setting goals, prioritizing, finding the things that make you happy etc… What if life had become so boring and your emotional attitude so blasé towards the world around you that doing those things also seemed boring? What if the goal setting, prioritizing, and all the other “habits” we come up with to find happiness had lost all meaning? Well, writing as someone who has been there, let me just say “DO IT ANYWAYS.” Here are the things that I came up with to pull myself out of a rut when it felt like no one cared about me or my life.
*Evaluate your goals periodically: change them and prioritize them to suit the direction that you want to go in life. Life is not just going to happen one day. Each and every one of us is responsible for making “living” happen. You as an individual owe it to yourself and to the God that created you to make your life into something special. No one is going to do it for you! God put you here for a purpose, so cut through all the negative stuff in your head that says “I don’t know what I was put here for,” and figure out what you are good at. God gave us all talents and gifts and part of life is embracing those things. Don’t let anyone tell you that you are not good at anything because we are all good at something.
*Stop caring what others think (I don’t mean go make people cry on purpose), but stop trying to be so much of a people pleaser that you ignore your self- your needs and wants entirely. It is ok to have an opinion- everyone does. It is ok to disagree with people- sometimes passionate beliefs cause disagreements. My advice to anyone is to KNOW WHAT YOU STAND FOR. If you feel that you are standing up for what you believe in, and that someone needs a little tough love (or a swift kick in the butt) to get out of their own rut, then don’t apologize for being the person that does it even if it means they may hate you for a while.
*Above all else, find your relationship with Jesus. Nothing else will ever fill the void in your life like being saved by Jesus does. You find yourself when you find him. Drinking on the weekends, looking for happiness from other people (needing to feel validated by others), and any other given bad habit is just a sign of an unhealthy soul.
Don’t go through life without praying to God to show you what he put you on this earth to do. Don’t go through life without a plan. Don’t keep putting off goals for tomorrow when tomorrow might not exist. Don’t take a single day for granted because you never know when it might be your last.

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5 thoughts on “Feeling alive and not just Existing

  1. “Being ‘rich’ means enjoying what you have,” simple advice from a simple man who enjoyed life until the last, my late Father-In-Law, Charles McFadden.

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