First- the Bible is very clear and direct about this subject-  God KNOWS you are purpose driven.  He is purpose driven and we are created in His Image and Likeness.  There are many many verses that demonstrate God and we are purposeful. We are teleological- and so is God. We SEEK.

As you may have noticed, much is being written and represented about this idea of  having a Life’s Purpose, ever since Rick Warren’s book.

But most of the purpose tools or discovery processes are not based on the Bible, they are based on someone’s opinion.  And they tend to focus either on Competence (like strength-finder) or Passion- what “drives” us.  The truth about Core Purpose is that BOTH of these are the answer and the Bible tells us so.

The Bible, thank God, is its own source of truth, it is THE truth and the measure (canon) of all other truth.

There are many many verses that prove the existence of purposeful action.  But two stand out-

Eph 2:10-  You are God’s workmanship (crafted unique thing), created (individually) in Christ Jesus, to do GOOD WORKS, that he created (specifically) for you, to do (literally to live out).

This verse informs our Core Competence-  we are created specifically, with certain skill and talent, core skill and talent, that inform and fuel everything we do in life.  Because God has a LIFETIME of work for us to do. God does NOT set us up to fail-  He gives us works to do that we CAN do. Core Competence,

The other passage that proves our Core Purpose is this:

Psalm- 37:4-6
      4    Delight yourself in the Lord

and he will give you the desires of your heart.
5     Commit your way to the Lord;
trust in him and he will do this:
6     He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn,
the justice of your cause like the noonday sun.

This passage points to our Core Passion-  A cause or desire that GOD places on your heart, that guides what your Core Competence and which we should be pointed towards, in EVERY situation of life.

So to be clear-  Your Core Life’s Purpose is this:

No matter what situation you are in- No matter what God calls you to do-

Apply your Core Competence and point it at the Core Passion (or outcome) that you care most about.  When you live this way…you will be effective in your life- Effectiveness is this- Doing the RIGHT thing…Right

Thanks for advancing God’s Work in Progress