In his best-selling book, “The Purpose Driven Life,” Rick Warren says, “The purpose of your life is far greater than your own personal fulfillment, your peace of mind, or even your happiness. It’s far greater than your family, your career, or even your wildest dreams and ambitions. If you want to know why you were placed on this planet, you must begin with God. You were born by His purpose and for His purpose.”

Job 12:10 (Catholic Bible) tells us, “It is God who directs the lives of his creatures, everyone’s life is in His power.” In other words, finding your purpose is just the opposite of what the world tries to dictate to you. You don’t look within yourself to find your purpose because you didn’t create you. God created you and me for His use, not for you to use Him for your purpose.

Romans. 8:5-8 (The Message) says, “Those who think they can do it on their own end up obsessed with measuring their own moral muscle but never get around to exercising it in real life. Those who trust God’s action in them find that God’s Spirit is in them—living and breathing God! Obsession with self in these matters is a dead end; attention to God leads us out into the open, into a spacious, free life. Focusing on the self is the opposite of focusing on God. Anyone completely absorbed in self ignores God, ends up thinking more about self than God. That person ignores who God is and what He is doing. And God isn’t pleased at being ignored.”