October 20


The Difference Between Your Purpose and Your Mission

By TicoandTina

October 20, 2013


When you set out to figure out your life, even in some of the basic decisions, it’s easy to get tripped up by the idea of discovering your ultimate purpose.


As Brian Johnson says, people often confuse their “purpose” with what is actually their “mission”. He describes us as light bulbs – only shining and useful as we’re connected to a power source bigger than ourselves.

Imagine yourself as a light bulb trying to figure out where you should shine, who you should shine on, etc. without being connected to electricity at all. Kinda silly, huh.

Everyone’s purpose is the same, it’s our personal mission that’s unique.

Our purpose and highest goal should be to connect more and more consistently with “the highest within ourselves” – in our case, we would say our purpose is to connect with God.

When we keep that as our purpose, the other pieces of our lives come together, our mission becomes more clear and is a natural result of being connected to the Power Source.

The Bible says it like this

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Matthew 6:33

It seems so complicated, but it ultimately really is that simple.

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