By Dorcas Solomon
“Purpose is when you know and understand what you were born to accomplish. Vision is when you see it in your mind and begin to imagine it” -Myles Munroe
With the death of a Man who has inspired me in so many ways, it really made me think of life and the value of life. If there was one thing he was known to teach about among many others was “a life of purpose.”
How many people die in a day? how many people are aware of these deaths? But here you have a man whose departure was felt across the world for living true to his purpose in life.
So pondering upon his death, four words came to mind – purpose, impact, legacy and fulfilment.
I believe it is important we keep these four words in mind as we journey through life.
First question – What is my purpose? Everyone has a purpose in life, and it is left to you to fulfil it. Start by finding what your purpose is if you do not know. You don’t want to live life helping others fulfil their purpose while your is left unattended to. Living a life without fulfilling your purpose is a life wasted.
“When purpose is not known, abuse is inevitable”
– Myles Munroe
Next question – What impact am I making?
If you were to leave this world today, what impact would you have made? Will people feel your absence? How would you have contributed to the life of others besides yours? What value do you bring to your environment?
The aim shouldn’t be to live, make money, be successful and the likes, but to also leave a footprint in your generation. I find that most people think in order to make an impact you have to be wealthy or have attained a level of success. No, No! far from it. Anybody and anyone can make an impact at whatever stage in life. It begins with living beyond yourself.
“People generally fall into one of three groups: the few who make things happen, the many who watch things happen, and the overwhelming majority who have no notion of what happens. Every person is either a creator of fact or a creature of circumstance. He either puts color into his environment, or, like a chameleon, takes color from his environment.”
– Myles Munroe
Next question – What is my legacy. This I though has to do with what you leave behind when you are gone. What can be associated with you as your contribution to the world. Is it a book, a message, a company, a cause, an activity, what exactly?
“You must decide if you are going to rob the world or bless it with the rich, valuable, potent, untapped resources locked away within you.”
– Myles Munroe
And lastly – Am I fulfilled. If you were to leave the world today are you truly fulfilled with your life- how you have lived, and what you’ve done with it?
I guess my point of writing this is to make us more intentional about life, as tomorrow is not promised.This is not to come off as scary or sad but that we may live life to the fullest.
You know a man has lived to his best when even his death is an inspiration to others.