We are all purpose-driven people and children of God. He sends us here to achieve a Purpose for the betterment of the world. When we are not busy working on that we are here to enjoy life!
One person’s purpose may be to discover the cure for cancer, and another may be to spread the message of love. It varies! The harder the purpose, the tougher the life, because you will inevitably gain strength, confidence, and resilience with each obstacle. And each obstacle attracts new people to your journey towards your purpose. It is extremely important that we know exactly who we are. At our core, we are all children of the Divine and we all experience pain, joy, disappointment, love, and obstacles to build our strength.
God created each of us with a special gift that we must use to help others. That special gift is our purpose. When we don’t follow our life’s purpose, God sends us signs to let us know we must get back on track. A great example is: if you are a truck driver and God’s purpose for you is to be a preacher, God will send you obstacle after obstacle so you change jobs and fulfill your purpose.
Love is the same way. If we are not supposed to be with someone, God will send us signs and hints to move us away, and towards the person we truly belong with.
In the game of life we are all players, and God is our coach. When a life trauma happens, like the loss of a parent, a car accident, a divorce, or near-death experience, God must substitute in a stronger player to survive in our shell, even if we have to skip a phase. This explains why you sometimes meet a 7-year-old girl who talks and acts like a 15-year-old. The child had to overcome tough obstacles, and to ensure her survival, God has made her more mature, knowledgeable, and wise than most children her age.
The silver lining in being forced to grow up too soon is that those kids often become very successful adults. They had to start working, hustling, and figuring out life before their peers. They have a head start on the rest of the players in this game.
Take the play-by-play of my life, for example. I was only 14 when my parents were sent to jail. As a teenager, I had to transition to an adult. Instead of worrying about boys and school, my focus shifted to worrying about work and bills. Suddenly, I was a 35-year-old woman in a 14-year-old girl’s body because I had so many responsibilities and no time. I didn’t get to truly enjoy high school or college.
However, now I am able to go to high schools and speak about my experiences I have lectured at colleges like USC and UCLA. In this way, I am able to enjoy and spend time in those places again. In addition, I also find time now to do things I wish I had time to do growing up, like painting or hiking. Years later, I am finally catching up on all the things I had missed. Life is about perspective, and I choose to think positive. I’ve had the ability to work for some of the wealthiest and most famous people in the U.S. and through their mentorship I’ve read a lot of books and I’ve gained wisdom.
My deepest desire is to share with you the knowledge I’ve gained so that you too can be truly successful! In doing research I found the most important thing you can do if you want to be happy and successful is to find your purpose in life. Without knowing that you will never attain major success and you will not feel true happiness. You will always feel like something’s missing or something is wrong. It’s only when you find your purpose in life and start to actively pursue it that you attract all of your blessings to you!
Every person has a purpose and it’s up to us to dig deep and find it so that we can fully awaken and be of service to our creator.
For further information on discovering your purpose in life read my book “Purpose Awaken and Succeed” available on Amazon and BarnesandNoble.com and follow her on instagram @elviraguzmanla