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Loneliness: Absence of Purpose

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Loneliness is not the absence of people, its the absence of purpose

Are you lonely?

Or are you lacking purpose?

Loneliness is a horrible feeling. It’s OK to be alone, but not lonely. We know loneliness is not the absence of people because you can be in a room filled with people but still feel lonely.

Ask some married couples and they will tell you even in marriage they have felt lonely. It’s better to be single and lonely than married and lonely!

Do you know your life’s purpose? Your life’s purpose should not only be being a husband/wife and parent.

As Christians we were given a mandate to tell people the Good News of Jesus, spread the Gospel, feed the hungry, clothe the poor, take care of the widow and orphan etc.

Before you meet your future husband/wife, it’s important to know your purpose. Can the two of you walk together unless you are agreed on the direction? (Amos 3:3 NLT) This will make finding and recognizing your husband/wife so much easier as they will be the primary person who will help you in fulfilling your purpose.

In addition, it has been said by so many married couples that they found their spouse while fulfilling their God-given purpose, which confirms what Jesus said in Matthew 6:33; seek first the Kingdom of God and all the other things will be added to you.

Answer these few questions below to help you start discovering your life’s purpose.

      • The thing I hate most is?
      • My most common daydream is?
      • I get angry when?
      • I think my greatest personality asset is?
      • I find the greatest enjoyment in?
      • Someone I greatly admire is?
      • I feel happy when?
      • The things I find the most fun are?
      • My hobbies include?
      • I spend [        ] hours a week at my hobbies.
      • The best (and worst) thing about life is?

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