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If your wildest dreams came true, what would your life look like?

Where would you be? Who would you spend your time with? How would you earn a living?

Many of us have deep desires and longings for our lives, but get bogged down by pessimists or material needs that seem more important than finding true meaning or purpose in life.

Country music sensation George Canyon shares about pursuing his destiny, even when he felt pressure to bury his dreams.

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15 Responses to “Discovering Your Purpose”

  • Cedric Manmpac says:

    I really thank God for this article.

    everyday when i am on this blog, i feel comfortable in my heart,when i am reading the Other Saints’ testimonies,encouragements,etc.

    Our help is in the Lord,thats why He said that His plans upon us are of HOPE and of Good FUTURE.

    If ww remain in The Lord He will show us many and many purposes that He has for us.

    May The God Almighty bless you.

  • Sharon says:

    good article– thank you for this post i think i am learning very slowly my purpose in life is God bless you

  • Chelette Davis says:

    Ms Trisha..I’m so glad you weren’t offended. I must say I was a bit hurt, but I refuse to lose joy and peace. What I saw in your comment was the hurt and I must admit, I would have similar feelings with the tough road you have walked down. I am a very compassionate person so I was very moved and I could feel your plight through the words. I was so moved by your testimony and I hope one day I can experience the joy of leading others to Christ. That is so awesome! I am genuinely concerned about how hurt you are, and I will definitely be praying for you. I would like if we can pray for each other..I can definitely use a mentor at this stage in my life. I hope that maybe we can build a relationship..If you would like to, email me sometimes [email address removed]. I will stand and agree that God will give you double for your trouble and that He will repay you for your ministry in this life..That He will show you great and mighty things to come..to give you a hope and a future. You are not defeated and you are the apple of His eye. He has seen what you have done for the Kingdom. This is from Matthew 10:29-31: Jesus answered and said, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the gospel’s, But he shall receive an hundredfold NOW IN THIS TIME, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; AND IN THE world to come eternal life. But many that are first shall be last; and the last first.
    I will stand and agree on this scripture for your behalf. God will give you the desires of your heart as you continue to take delight in Him. I believe that! Even if it hasn’t come to past. While you still have breath, hope, like Abraham, against hope! Don’t stop believing. I hope you email me..i’m also on facebook under my name. Thanks for sharing your heart..we all here to help one another!

  • Trisha says:

    To Chelette: I was and am not “offended” in any way. This is blog for people to have the freedom to write whatever they want. You have your interpretations and I have mine. I suppose bc I am the age I am and have to live the way I do, you might detect a tinge of cynicism. When one prays and prays and nothing comes to pass, disillusionment tends to come for a visit. My main objection is when I read too much “Christianeese” about how wonderful it is to follow Jesus. Reading time and time again the same passages from the Bible that tend to make me feel very placated. You’re right, I have lived a very hurtful life even though I have introduced many people to the Kingdom of God. The LORD put a woman in my life some years ago who owned a topless bar. She wound up with breast cancer and thought God was punishing her! I witnessed to her until one day I received a letter from her saying she had given her heart to Jesus and she couldn’t thank me enough for caring so much about her. She sold that bar and in less than a year she passed away. I still have her letter and read it from time to time. I KNOW I’ll be seeing her again in Heaven. Actually, I have many stories to share about OTHERS. When it has come to me and getting things the way I wanted them…well…they just never happened. Instead what I got was cancer, 2 divorces and a family that wants nothing to do with me. I have gotten my face spit into for obeying the LORD when HE told me to expose the wrong doings of the pastor of the church I was attending. I know there is nothing the LORD can’t do for me, or get me to the place where I’ll do the most good. There’s nothing impossible for HIM yet so far, and my life’s half over, He hasn’t done a thing with me. So yes, I’m still on earth it’s the “why”. All I do is keep paying the bills and feeding myself as best I can. Now I need another job…. so Chelette thank you for whatever prayers you pray for me as the Holy Spirit leads. Bless you as well.

  • Chelette Davis says:

    Wow Ms Trisha! There is a lot I could say, but I’m discerning that life has hurt you severely, and I am very sorry for that. I will definitely be in prayer for you and I am so sorry if I offended anyone in anyway, as that is not my heart. I made a comment about the animals because sometimes we are so busy and engrossed with our own affairs that we don’t take time to notice that God works around us everyday. Whether they were created with programmable instincts or not, God’s character is good and He creates with purpose. Sometimes, we have to be still for us to see things. I pray that the bridge is re-connected between you and your son..for you to dwell peaceably among each other. I pray that He will show forth His purpose to you. Know that each time you choose to serve Him, you are bearing forth fruit..that is purposeful…. What I posted regarding ‘call upon the Lord and He will show you mighty things to come’ Jeremiah 33:3 is a testament of what has happened to me. I am 32 years old. I have been programmed to the world’s beat/system, until I realized that I was lost. I knew Christ, but I didn’t have a revelation of who I was in Him. I have cried out to God since 2003 for my purpose. He started working and revealing it, unbeknownst to me, since my first cry. Now, as I look back, with my purpose still being manifested, He has shown me glimpses of what is to come. And I realize now that He has been there the whole time. God is at work all the time, but its up to us to see it. That’s all I was saying. You still have a purpose, because you are still here, and I pray God shows it to you because I know, He will. Bless you in Jesus name.

  • Trisha says:

    To Chelette, Bless your heart but I am NOT a bird, an ant or a bee! They were created with programmed instincts. I was created with choices, emotions and a thought process that needed a complete overhaul from my childhood. Of course I see how God takes care of them without any help from humans although… I do own 2 parakeets and without me feeding them or giving them water they WILL die. I know that the Bible asks us “don’t we think we are worth more then the sparrow? And to take no thought about what we will eat, drink or clothe ourselves that our Heavenly Father knows what we need”…..I have been a follower of Christ for 30 years and have gone through a massive transformation over this time period. Like I said, not ONE of MY dreams or goals ever came to pass so I gave them all up. I am now in a surrendered place. Lost a job I loved and did well at for the past 5 years and my only son has stopped talking to me AGAIN bc I’m nothing but a “Jesus Freak” to him. I’m not going to “belabor my woes”, which are many my sister, and I truly hope my “end is going to be greater than my beginning”. If the LORD has something in His “grasp” as you put it, for me…I sure hope He “releases” it soon. I am 61 years old! Has my faith grown? Yes it has! Do I confidently trust Him to feed me and take care of me like those creatures you mentioned? Yes I do. Hope is all I have at this point in my earthly existence. Bless you.

  • Chelette says:

    For some of us, I believe God seals up the purpose from our grasps until He is ready to release it….until we pursue Him wholeheartedly…But that doesn’t mean that He didn’t create you without purpose. When u have a moment, sit and look at the birds, ants, bees, and the world’s creatures..look at how they assemble houses, or take care of their children, gather food, or defend themselves from predators..etc. They are remarkable! They were created by God to sing and show forth His glory! You and I are no different, in fact, how much more are we then they Jesus said. Take it from me, God has a plan and it will soon be revealed..Don’t count yourself out..when you look back you will see He was there the whole time, molding, training and shaping you into fulfilling His intended plans.

    Jeremiah 33

    Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not

  • Trisha says:

    To David: Read what I wrote on July 6th….I feel the same way you do. I will be out of a job in less than 2 weeks with nothing to replace it. Each day I get up I RE new my trust and confidence in the LORD. I have no family here and no one to turn to in the physical. I feel like I and merely existing. I long to have God tell me what my life’s “calling” is. I’m sure not getting any younger either. I constantly search His word for answers and promises to declare. I take to heart when someone opens their heart and shares with me what God has done for them and then hope He will do something for me for His Glory. Hang in there even if it’s on the thread of hope like I do. God bless you.

  • david says:

    I really want to thank God for an opportunity like this to know God is able in all situation of life. Honestly am always on happy when I look what I have invested into life and my current situation I fee unfulfilled and sad.But I know he duos not take God a second to make a positive change in someone’s life that is why i’m praying day and night to God to remember me for good and a better life,pls I also want you to join me in prayer

  • Tia Glenn-Cooke Tia Glenn-Cooke says:

    You are so welcome, Trisha! You have got it right, God’s plan is the one that matters, but remember too what Psalm 37:4 says, “Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” I think you’ll find that as you place your hope and delight in Him, you’ll receive great joy and find your desires answered!

  • Trisha says:

    Thank you for your prayer Tia. I really needed it! I have basically shut down all my heart’s desires, anything that I want or forgetting about any goals. God has the plan so at this point I feel I don’t have any right asking Him where He’s taking me, only that I remain loyal and keep getting to know more about HIM. Each day I get up and all my hope is in HIM. If I don’t, I won’t get any peace. I know the enemy wants me restless and fearful and I refuse to give in to that. As each day unfolds I look for HIS hand and voice. Thank you again for praying. ~Trisha

  • Tia Glenn-Cooke Tia Glenn-Cooke says:

    Trisha, thanks for your honesty here! I want to encourage you that it’s never too late to seek God’s will in your life, even if you feel like it’s hopeless. What’s important is opening up your heart to His words and call for you.

    Lord, thank you for Trisha. You know her heart: her fears and her desires. I pray that You would speak to her and that she would recognize Your voice as she seeks Your plan. Thank you for knowing what is best for her life. Amen.

  • Trisha says:

    I would give anything to know what my purpose is! When I was younger, of course I had all kinds of desires and dreams and not one of them came to be. Because of this, I have no passion for anything anymore and just feel like I’m existing. It actually hurts me to listen to this testimony because once again… I ask…”why did it work out for him and not for me?” I love the LORD and even though none of my relationships worked out, none of my dreams ever came true I’ll continue to praise and worship Him. I believe His promises to never leave or forsake me. Thanks.

  • Korede says:

    The best place to serve God is in the area of your assingment and calling. Very inspiring story!

  • jay says:

    Wow very inspiring! Its encouraged me to find my own true purpose and that one statement George shared where he said “How can you serve me (God) best” that turned on a lightbulb switch for me in my own career.

    Blessings!

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