Mark Twain said “the two most important days in your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why”.
I believe each of us was born for a reason. We have a God given role set for us to fulfill. No individual was put on earth to simply occupy space. Since we have a creator in heaven, I believe He created us so we can be His children and then do what children do. Our overall purpose is to share Christ Jesus (the Gospel) in every environment we are in.
I also believe that each of us has special abilities that God deposited on the inside of us. Research has said that everyone can do at least one thing better than ten thousand other people. Everyone possesses an ability that can’t be matched by anyone in their neighborhood. I believe that ability is your role on earth.
What is that one thing that you can do for free because it brings you joy and strength? That thing that no one has to push you around to do it, it is what your heart beats for, it gives you reason for living. What one thing comes easy for you, yet others struggle to do it? I encourage you to find/discover that one thing. I once read a book Good to Great by Jim Collins. In the book, he says that good companies do a lot of things but the great companies focus on one thing and do it excellently well.
I believe, even individuals, we are like that. We become great by finding our purpose and focusing the rest of our lives on fulfilling that one thing. We rally all our resources and ask for help to fulfill the one thing, our purpose. When we do that, it puts away the feeling of not having a fulfilled life.
You can ask people around, who have observed you for a while about abilities in you which you may not be aware of. This can help you identify your abilities and focus on growing them. As a result you are able to fulfill your individual purpose.
When you find your one thing, put it on your calendar; let it be on your schedule, think about it all the time, talk to people about it when you get chance to and let most of your resources go towards that one thing.