Much is often made about finding your purpose in life, and if you are struggling with your purpose, I hope that I can shed some light on things for you that can change your life forever. Yesterday I sat in church listening to author and pastor, Francis Chan speak about "Discipleship", the subject of his new book "Multiply", and after listening to Francis, I was reminded that our search for purpose and significance, as a Christian, begins and ends in Matthew 28.
A portion of scripture that we are all familiar with, "The Great Commission", to go into all the World and make disciples of all nations. It was not something that Jesus gave us as "Check Box Option" to choose when we gave our lives to him, but a command that we are called to obey, one that he says we are equipped for because ALL authority on both Heaven and Earth was given to him, being a disciple has always involved making disciples. Francis said, "For us to ignore that and come before an Almighty God and admit, 'I didn't make a single disciple,' is a really big deal! This is what it means to be a disciple in the first place."
Perhaps you have been doing a great job of this, that's awesome, keep up the good work, but, if you're being honest, and it is area that you have always struggled with, this could the year that all that changes, the year that you "Respond With Courage". After all, we want, at the end of our life, to be able to say, "I did what I was called to do in the great commission."