Meaning of Life

5 principles of Purpose by dr. Myles Munroe that will help you be successful in life

Have you ever wondered about your purpose? If you are lucky few, you have figured it out. You didn’t leave your life for the unknown ,unplanned. Rather you are taking actions. Dr. Myles dedicated his life to teach people to discover their purpose and “die empty.” He says , many people die with their purpose, with out doing anything of value with it. The richest place in the world is not the mine of south Africa ,he says , it is, in fact, the cemetery. Because , it is a place filled with the dead who left with untapped dreams , unwritten books and unfinished beginnings.

Here, I share five powerful principles of finding your purpose.

 1-Time is too short. The best way to waste time is not knowing the purpose.

It is logical that if you walk without purpose in this short life, you will end up no body. It is fair to say one should discover its unique purpose and be entwined with it. 

purpose dr myles munroe2- What matters is why. Why am I here.

Purpose is the original intent for the creation of a thing, that is in the mind of the creator of the thing. Nothing in life is without purpose.

“God does not thing without a purpose”

3-Not every purpose is known.

Where purpose is not known abuse is inevitable. Learning the sense of abuse where it meant abnormal use, then it means where…known abnormal use is inevitable. Even medical drugs have a drug in them, enough to make you addict if abnormally used. Have no child if you don’t know the purpose. If you don’t know the purpose for a car don’t buy.

4-If you want to know the purpose for the thing, never ask the thing.

People ask other people to discover the purpose of their life. And Myles says it is wrong. Purpose is only found in the mind of the creator of a thing. He gives how people assume the use of an equipment when the manual of the equipment gives the purpose and warnings and procedures of how to use the equipment and warranties. That is the reason why most shoppers don’t read manuals, they assume. This also limit the use of the equipment. He says most people know not more than three keys on how to use many equipment. Taking the equipment to unauthorised dealer for a fix, you could get a temporary fix but a permanent more damage later. The bible is the manual. And he says, one should know the bible to understand the full purpose of the self.

5-Purpose is the key for the fulfilment.

Fulfilment is measured by the individual against the purpose they had when they were born. If you know your purpose and walk with it then you will probably end your age with fulfilment.


Sources: Speech Azusa, 1990 “The power of purpose”

Brook is the main author and owner of grandself. He started grandself as part of a life project to find his purpose and become influential. The posts are part of his understanding and continuous learning in everyday life. He coach people and give free advice over the internet and phone.

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