1 Corinthians 13:2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.
What is the purpose of life?
Perhaps the most important question we ask in the short span of our lives.
Man's search for meaning - a question embedded in the depths of our soul; tugging and pulling on the very fabricate of our DNA. Begging us, asking us, challenging us to discover the secret(s) to our existence.
The illusions of life are unveiled in the questioning of it. The better our questions, the better the answers. The more empowering our questions, the more empowering our answers.
Instead of asking "why", we can ask "what for?".
Instead of "why am I here?", we can ask "what am I capable of?".
Meaning is always found in purpose, and purpose is always found in progress. And in the center of that universe is One, all connecting Power.
The Power of Love.
I believe the purpose of life can be defined in these three things:
1. To experience the love of God.
2. To invite others into an experience of God's love.
3. To experience deep intimate love with others.
Love is the purpose of our existence.
Do you feel lost? Are you confused? Do you have more questions than answers? Does the contrast of life have you tied in knots? Is it hard to face a world that seems dark and hopeless? Is it hard to find hope in this generation?
Here is an equation that will help you:
Love is the divine triangle that connects us to God, ourselves and others. The purpose of anything, is the way love operates through it, to connect us further to God, ourselves or others.
An empowering question we can ask is:
<fill in the blank> without love is?
Example: "The purpose of money without love is?" "The purpose of fulfilling my dreams without love is?" "The purpose of a relationship without love is?" "The purpose of starting a business without love is?"
When love is the catalyst behind our reason and our being, we have found our purpose and meaning.
How can love shift the perspective of the meaning of life for you? The times in your life when you felt most loved, how did that affect your view of life? Is there something you would rather have, or be connected too, than the highest level of love possible? And if so … why?
Is love (possibly) the universal answer to a world of peace, abundance and prosperity?
1 Corinthians 13:13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.