Finding Your Mission
While everyone shares the same purpose, all of us have unique functions. Our personalities are different, and our talents, abilities, and intelligence vary. So we fill our own individual roles and take on various tasks that match our gifting. The purpose is still the same for everyone, but what we do differs. Yet, our responsibilities complement one another and contribute to the emergence of the Christ-centric consciousness on earth.
Before we awaken to our true self, our pursuits are generally rooted in the egoic mind. As children, we are encouraged to have dreams about what we want to do and what kind of career and lifestyle we want.
Often expectations are also placed upon us. For example, a parent, grandparent, teacher, clergy, or friend projects an image of what they want us to do. The fear of the egoic mind in them seeks to mold us into doing what they do or doing what they always wanted to do but never did. So we unconsciously follow a career path and make lifestyle choices based on the need for acceptance and approval by the people who have influenced us.
Other times, we pursue a career because the accolades and the honor we get from our work become the artificial acceptance and love that our egoic mind craves. Of course, work merely represents a way to survive for most people or support their lifestyle, but that is also commonly rooted in the egoic mind. Work is something we endure, but we live for our time off. And then when we are not at work, we may complain and gripe about the job, and therefore never really experience the joy of being present in the moment.
When you awaken to your true self, your unique role will naturally emerge from within. The infinite wisdom flows through your spirit and guides your path.
Adapted from David Youngren, Awakening To I Am Love: How Finding Your True Self Transforms Your Wellbeing, Relationships, and What You Do.
Add Impact To Your Inbox
Get the Daily Wisdom email sent to you
Add Impact To My Inbox
Wisdom is knowledge deepened by love
Your privacy is important to us; we do not sell, rent, or give your name or address to anyone without your permission.