Helping Others Helps You Too
There's a difference between following your bliss and following your purpose.
One is full of pleasure and the other requires discipline. But once you find your purpose, it's a matter of having the courage to do what you were put on this earth to do.
There are so many things that distract us, whether it's Netflix or Tiktok or being self absorbed with social media. As a culture we've really turned inward, focusing more on ourselves and less on others. And because of this many people are miserable. The question becomes, where do we get our identity from? The answer to this question defines who you are. And sometimes it takes you back to the beginning of your story. After all, the creation ultimately points back to its creator. Behind every masterpiece is an artist, behind every sculpture is the sculptor, behind every invention is an inventor. Sure the piece can stand on its own, but admiring such a work of art can only be fully appreciated when gazed upon by the creator. The only one knows the true value of the piece.
When you understand your value, you feel empowered. When you understand your purpose, you feel empowered. And guess what...life becomes joyful. The purpose we're given is directed towards helping others. To get to this point, we first have to step outside of ourselves. It won't be easy, but it's necessary to fulfill your purpose that you were put on this earth for. People are called in different ways to different purposes. Simon Sinek said "If you want to feel happy, do something for yourself. If you want to feel fulfilled, do something for someone else." Every morning you wake up with breath in your lungs, it means God is not done with you yet. So don't abandon hope. You might be just starting an incredible journey. One that requires trusting Him and trusting yourself.