We’re drawn to certain interests and can spend all day thinking about and engaging in our passion. And, to be sure, our purpose is close by when this passion meets the needs around us.

Certain things have likely captivated us since childhood.

Perhaps we’ve always enjoyed puzzles and figuring things out, building things with our hands, various artistic expressions, or simply being intrigued by people and nature.

Our interest didn’t always lead to a particular job or career path, but it remained something that brought us great joy all the same. And, in fact, this was its own reward.

We engage our passion not because of the money it brings but because it makes us come alive inside.

At the same time, life is not just about us. We don’t have to look far to see the many needs around us.

Our communities are in desperate need of our strength, creativity, and wisdom.

While these needs can be overwhelming and we don’t always know how to best serve, we’re called to do more than sit on the sidelines.

Our passions give us a clue in how to serve – bringing what we naturally gravitate towards to meet the needs of those around us.

For instance, this might be in helping people solve challenging financial puzzles or creating artwork that inspires and comforts a weary soul.

But whatever the case, a meaningful purpose can be found at the intersection of our passion and the needs around us.

In this way, our purpose goes beyond mere self-interest while still being motivated by our deep desires.

Discover your passion. Serve the needs of your community. And find a life purpose that brings meaning and deep gratitude to your story.

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