Running After Purpose

Recently, I heard an interview where it was said that if you chase happiness, you end up unhappy. But if you chase meaning, you will find happiness as a by-product.

Helen Keller Purpose Quote

I honestly don’t think much about happiness. I’m rarely unhappy, so it just doesn’t come up that often.

But I do think about Purpose.


I’ve probably asked “what’s my purpose” a thousand times.

But as I wrote about in yesterday’s post, that’s the wrong question to ask.

If you’re going to err, may it be on Purpose.

So this post is just as simple reminder, that of all the things you can run after, run after purpose.

Let your pursuit not be towards stuff, possessions, prestige, or any of the other hundreds of things the world admires. Let it be towards a life that fulfills you because you’re living out of your true self. A life full of the “good works” Paul wrote about in Ephesians.

Ephesians 2:10 Purpose Quote

If you don’t know what those good works are specifically for you, then you have your work cut out for you.

But more on that later.

For now, all you need is a renewed commitment to discovering, and more importantly, living your purpose.


[reminder]If you had to guess right now, what would you say those “good works” are for which you have been created and gifted to do?[/reminder]