At one point life might question you, what is the purpose of life? "Ultimately, man should not ask what the meaning of his life is, but rather must recognize that it is he who is asked. In a word, each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible."

What is the purpose of life? This question according to Wikipedia website can be asked in other many ways, such as "Why are we here?" "What is life all about?" "What is the purpose of existence?" And according to the information published on this website i.e. Wikipedia, "The meaning of life is a philosophical question concerning the significance of life or existence in general."

It can be possible that your parents might not have planned for you and that is why they abandoned you or even abused you when you needed most of their parental love and care, however, today I'm telling you that God did plan for you and He will make known your purpose of life.

Human beings have emotions and emotions are linked to behavioral tendency. There are some people who feel that they're stuck in a rut and they don't see if they'll ever get out of it. They're stuck and they have let themselves believe that they cannot do anything about making their lives better and as such they have lost hope in life. They no longer have that control over their lives as they used to. They have abandoned doing the things they were passionate about and they don't take care of themselves. They have lost the love for themselves and since they have lost it, they find it difficult to love others including their family members. They're depressed and depression affects person's thoughts, sense of well-being, feelings and behavior.

Talking of depression, there are many causes for it. One of the causes of depression is life events. Some of the life events that are unpleasant have led some people to live with so much pain inside them, such a pain that makes them to be depressed.

We human beings need hope and more importantly love. When you have hope, you know that something good is going to happen but if you lose your hope, then you'll have despaired. In fact, when you lose your hope in life you expect nothing but a future that is not better. In spite of you failing to achieve something, you should never lose your hope. Keep in mind that your faith will be dead if it has no actions. What about love? The Holy Bible tells me in the book of 1Corinthians 13:13, "And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love."

We should never lack faith, hope and love in us. Love is the greatest because when we love ourselves and love our neighbors the same way we love ourselves, we have no hatred for one another in us but in us there is humanity. But when we lack love in us, we become heartless /inhumanity.

Are you depressed because you can't find a job or you lost your job? Is it because you're abusing drugs or you're an alcoholic? It doesn't matter what unpleasant life event that you're facing, you're able to come out of it and realize the purpose of life in you. First, accept the situation you're in. You cannot overcome depression caused by substance abuse or alcoholism if you don't accept that you're an addict.

It is never too late to realize the purpose of life. Your life's destiny is not limited by the past unpleasant life events (experiences) or the current condition you are in, neither does your age define the potential in you. Never cease to search for the purpose of life in you, you'll be surprised to find out who you would turn out to be once you find the purpose of life in you. There is hope for everyone.

It is only that many of us have allowed unpleasant experiences to affect how we see ourselves. It doesn't mean you're incompetent or a worthless person just because you're unemployed. The purpose of life is in you and it is for you to discover it. If you allow unpleasant life event that has happened to you to affect how you see yourself, then the impact of this will change the way you view the world.

Your General Attitude

Don't give in to people's negative views. Just because they say it cannot be fixed or it is a terrible event doesn't mean so. Refusal or inability of seeing the bigger picture will prevent you from seeing the world in a rational way. Always try to separate yourself from opinions that are negative and focus on the positive. Have a general attitude that is positive.

Defining the Purpose of Life in You

Start by taking ownership of your own self-perception. You're extremely capable and competent in different ways. You can be of value to businesses, your family and the larger society. You have to define your core values. These are simply the fundamental morals, beliefs and standards that define or guide your behavior. Use your abilities, skills, hobbies or talent to express your core values. While other aspects of your life tend to change, your core set of values tend to remain constant.

Do the things which you love doing. Your passion will keep you going on. It makes you feel satisfied with the work you're doing. When people realize the good work you're doing because you have passion for it, they'll be drawn to it. They appreciate your work and you inspire them. Good things start happening in your life as a result of people appreciating your work. Out of that reaction from people, you'll discover the purpose of life in you.

In conclusion, the purpose of life is doing what you do best with the aim of finding happiness. My simple advice to you is to always remember who you are, always keep doing what you do best since you love doing it, acknowledge the potential in you, set goals and work towards achieving them and see yourself in the most positive way and lastly don't forget these three things love, faith and hope.

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