3 Steps to Discovering Your Life’s Purpose


The Five Guys Famous Burgers and Fries restaurant is a simple, retro-style burger joint. The Five Guys goal is simple: To sell burgers of the best possible quality at all times. All they sell are burgers and fries. They are focused on one thing. That’s their purpose.

What’s yours?

Here are three steps to discovering your life’s purpose.

Serve a higher good.

No greater purpose in life exists than to serve God. In fact, your life’s purpose to be truly meaningful must always have a God-component. We were created not to eat, breathe, then die. Or, to go to school, go to work, then go to a retirement home. We were created to serve God.

Discover your talents, gifts, passion, and personality to excel in what you were created to do.

Success often follows when a person gives themselves to the purpose for which they were created. Have you ever seen an Olympic gold medal winning gymnast also take the gold medal in the shot put; or the mechanic at the auto shop who also moonlights as an oral surgeon? It doesn’t happen. Everyone has a race he is created to run. Some run the 220; others excel in the marathon, while others do better in the sprints.

Get going.

Consider this simple formula: Dream Big, Start Small, Get Going. At some point, we have to take action. One day a man hit a golf ball in the rough and several ants went scrambling. When the hacker attempted to hit the ball, he swung several times missing the ball. One of the ants, said to the other: “If we don’t get on the ball, we’re going to die.” If you and I don’t get on the ball we, too, will not find our life’s purpose

When we discover our life’s purpose, we will experience intense satisfaction and pleasure—the best of all feelings.

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About Rick Ezell

I am a husband, father, pastor, and writer. This blog is about shaping character, transforming church, and impacting culture. I believe that if one defines their moments then their moments will determine their character and their character will influence their world. I write on personal development, church leadership, and our changing culture. I also write about the resources I am developing and the books I am writing. My goal is to create challenging, relevant, and inspiring content that will help you be a better person, the church be a better parish, and the world a better place. If you are interested in those things, this blog is for you. I have served the church my entire career as a student minister and senior pastor. I studied at Samford University, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Northern Baptist Theological Seminary (eventually I will get it). I have written eight books. My most recent ones are Chapter 13: The Excellence of Love and Soul Therapy: The Healing Words of Psalm 23. Both are available as eBooks. I have written over 1000 articles for various local, regional, and national publications. I have been married to Cindy for thirty-three years. We have one wonderful daughter. We live in Greenville, SC. In my free time, I enjoy writing, reading, running, tennis, and golf. You can contact me via email or follow me on Twitter or Facebook. This is my personal blog. The opinions I express here do not necessarily represent those of my employer. The information I provide is on an as-is basis. I make no representations as to accuracy, completeness, correctness, suitability, or validity of any information on this blog and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its use.
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