While everything does not have to make sense, and not everything you want in life will happen, knowing your life has a purpose, a mission, helps make everything that happens to you useful.
Having goals is good, but living only for their fulfillment may deprive you of relishing all knowledge and experiences that come your way. These bits of wisdom may arrive camouflaged in the form of suffering, interruptions, or bad news.
Some of these insights may come anytime, sometimes in moments you least expect them. They may reveal themselves while you are doing your laundry, commuting to and from work, or when lounging in your favorite solitary spot.
While you may enjoy happiness in life’s big moments (graduation, job promotion, wedding, having a baby, etc.), the events that make them more meaningful and outstanding are the moments tainted with conflicts or pain.
The defining moments that refines you often happens when things go beyond your control.
Everything happens for a reason. But this truth will only help you if you do your best in responding well to situations that test your capacity and character.
Here are few ideas to living your life with a mission:
- Above all, know your strengths and weaknesses.
- Don’t be too hard on yourself. Progress is the goal, not perfection.
- Nothing is wasted. The good and bad happenings all contribute to your transformation.
- Your life’s mission may change in certain seasons of your life. Be flexible as you undergo change.
- Missional living is not all about you, it also involves others around you. How can you add value to them?
Missional living is about intentionally finding value in daily, routinely, mundane, or even difficult life, to pursue your calling.