For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. Ephesians 2:8-10

There is nothing more polarizing for a man than purpose. Think for a moment of a time in your life when you felt little to no purpose. Experiencing a lack of purpose is one of the top reasons men self-destruct. Not being a meaningful contributor in some way, or even being underutilized, can have devastating consequences on men. On the other hand, having purpose drives men to great feats and meaningful work.

Early in my career, I had a professional internship where I was given a chance to practice my craft. The problem was that my supervisor gave me no opportunity to do so. Slowly, I sank into a depression wondering if I had even chosen the right line of work. This, in turn, spilled out into my motivation and left me both feeling and acting like an ineffective man. I left that position and was invited to be an intern for a different organization. This one changed my life. I was leaned on heavily, given an important role, and had a significant purpose on my team. That changed everything.

Men are not born without purpose. Our role is not to create our purpose; it is to discover it. God prepared what it is we were meant to do before we were even born. No craftsman designs something without purpose. We are His workmanship. We are created for good works. God planned for our meaningful involvement. And the one role we have is: to live in that purpose. Taking to heart the great purpose God will fuel a life-long purpose discovery process. Find it, walk in it, and repeat.

DO THIS TODAY: Ask God to reveal to you His purpose. 

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