Every person longs for a purpose. No matter who they are, no matter what they do, they long for something... more. Some may scoff at this thought, but it is the honest truth. That feeling of something missing in your life, that longing for something else, that is you wishing for a purpose.
In books, a character must have a purpose for the story to mean something. It can be such a great purpose as Frodo traveling to Mordor to destroy an evil item, or such a simple thing as a person having something they want to do before their death.
What is my purpose?
There is only one way to find out your purpose. Prayer. God is the one who has created your purpose, whatever it may be, and He is the one who will reveal your purpose. I'm still not entirely sure what my purpose is, but there are a few things I really get joy from that I feel the Lord has really put a desire in my heart to do.
Acting and singing When I get on stage, something sparks inside me. I love it. I also love to sing, and praise the Lord.
Writing This is the main thing that I think could be used as a blessing and outreach to others. Ever since a young age, I loved to write little stories, and now I'm attempting large books. So many messages can be spread through the written word, but I also just love it for the writing. I love to have a pen, or keyboard at my disposal, and to let the story flow out. Everywhere I go I get ideas for a new story, every day I have to write at least a little bit. I love to share my writing, even if I get nervous that others won't love it like I do. Because I do love my stories. I believe that God gave me the ideas, and even if all the sentences aren't written in a flourish, the underlying story is what matters.
I don't really know the purpose God has prepared me for. But for now, I'll continue pursuing the things I feel He has placed a desire in me to do. I love to act. And I love to write. But most of all, I love to write for the glory of the Greatest Storyteller of them all.
What about you?
~ a rambling author