Deprecated: mysql_connect(): The mysql extension is deprecated and will be removed in the future: use mysqli or PDO instead in /home/a26f9f83/public_html/articles/includes/config.php on line 159
The Mystery of Purpose > NetSparsh - Viral Content you Love & Share

The Mystery of Purpose

Some men see things as they are and say, "Why?" I dream of things that never were and say, "Why not?" -George Bernard Shaw

That was the moment that changed his life! Michael would never be the same again. That Sunday morning in church, Michael had a revelation. The preacher, Father Robert was talking about the purpose of our life. He said that unless and until we find out why we are here, we will never be happy. "God made us for a reason," he said, "and we have to find that reason." This was the solution that Michael had been waiting for. Now he was out on a mission to find his purpose. After three years, Michael still had not found it. The question on his mind was, "Where should I start to look for it and how will I know that something is my purpose?" In this perplexed state, he decided to go back to Father Robert.

The preacher told him to ask God for his purpose and that God would show him the way. So that night, Michael knelt beside his bed and prayed like he never prayed before. His heart was breaking! He truly wanted to be happy. That night, after the intense prayer, he cried himself to sleep. In his dream Michael met God, and God showed him a beautiful painting and then the vision vanished. When Michael woke up, the painting was crystal clear in his mind.

When he looked to the stool next to his bed he could see a paintbrush and some colors of paint. They were the exact colors that he saw in the painting. Michael now knew that he had to find this painting even if it will take his whole life to find it. So he started on his quest. He went to Europe first and there went to all the art galleries and was asking the curators whether they had a painting that used these exact colors. The curators at all the art galleries in Europe shook their heads. He then went off to other parts of the world to find this wonderful painting. He was on a mission to find this painting even if he died finding it.

After many years, he was already beginning to feel dejected as though God had fooled him. He stopped praying and continued trying to find the painting. He died in an art gallery in Russia while trying to find that painting of his dreams. When he died, he felt himself rising and could see his body on the floor. Suddenly everything became pitch black and he could hear a voice say, "Son, what happened to you? I gave you all that you needed."

"You didn't give me what I needed to find that perfect painting. I couldn't explain the painting to the curators. All that I had was the lousy colors you gave me and that didn't help me to find the painting."

"That's where you made the mistake my son. The painting that I gave you in your dream was not for you to find, but for you to create."

That struck him hard! "I was meant to create it, not find it. My whole life I was out to find it." In death, he had found out the biggest kept secret in life. You are not meant to find your purpose; you are here to create your purpose.

Can you imagine Michelangelo going around the world to find the David? He had to create it. Could you imagine Leonardo Da Vinci going around the world to find the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel? He had to create it.

I was reading this book called Creation by Gore Vidal. It is an amazing book based on the historical times of the Persian Wars. The amazing thing about the book is that it incorporates so many historical characters such as Confucius, Buddha, Zoroaster and Socrates in one book. When the author was asked how he came up with such an idea he said, "I was always looking for a book that would have the Buddha, Confucius, and Socrates. I couldn't find it, so I decided to write it myself." When I read that it struck me hard! There are two kinds of people in this world: 1) the people who wait for something to happen, and 2) the people who go ahead and make it happen. Which one are you? Are you so busy trying to find your purpose that you aren't going to create one for yourself? Don't get caught in this trap. The true secret of the purpose of life is this: It is your duty to create your purpose not look for it.

Sukhbir Singh is the creator of LifeApps! Personal Development International.

LifeApps! Personal Development International deals with the full range of exercises in realizing the true potential within human beings.

For more information please contact LPDI at [email protected]

In The News:

This RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at

The Neuroscience Of Spirituality & Religion
There are 18,000 different religious denominations in the United States and countless more spiritual paths and themes. Science says spiritual people of all sorts are more likely to have happier brains, healthier bodies, and longer lifespans. This is ...

Castellani Art Museum hosts free event on Niagara Falls' spirituality
Buffalo News
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University will present “The Spirituality of Niagara Falls,” a panel discussion at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20. It's free and open to the public. Participating will be exhibiting artist Thomas Kegler; Allan Jamieson Sr ...

Catholic Herald Online

Dolores O'Riordan 'took a lot of influence from her spirituality', bishop says
Catholic Herald Online
The Cranberries' frontwoman, Dolores O'Riordan, has been described as a woman of soul and courage by the bishop of Limerick, where she honed her musical talent at a Catholic school in the 1980s. O'Riordan, 46, died suddenly on January 15 in London ...
Bishop says spirituality was 'important' to Dolores O'RiordanThe Tablet
Irish bishop recalls Cranberries' musician for her faith, inspirationCrux: Covering all things Catholic

all 234 news articles »

Huntington Herald Dispatch

'Blue Like Jazz' takes on spirituality from post-modern, personal viewpoint
Huntington Herald Dispatch
I mentioned at a Christmas dinner that a friend had attended Reed College. A guest mentioned a book with stories about Reed. My wife gifted me with "Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality" (2003) by Donald Miller, a campus ...

Kevin B. McCruden: Spirituality, common life and the GOP tax law
The Spokesman-Review
Here I employ the term “spiritual” to define any attempt, religious or otherwise, to live out in concrete patterns of behavior the experience of a reality understood to be ultimate in some way. The GOP tax reform law has spiritual significance in this ...


Silicon Valley's Hypocritical Spirituality
Of course, the more tech companies promote meditation and spirituality, the more they also stand to gain from their own shiny version of superconsciousness, or highest spiritual potential. The meditation and mindfulness “industry” was worth $1 billion ...

and more »

Rolling Out

Ace Hood talks spirituality and wants us to 'Trust the Process'
Rolling Out
I feel like I in abundance when it comes to my mind space, fatherhood and the relationship with my woman. All of these are blessings to my career. You say a few words in your response that automatically raise the vibration. Words like blessed and ...

The spirituality of nonviolence
Centre Daily Times (blog)
There are two truths about practicing nonviolence that even many proponents of nonviolence often do not understand. The first is that while we may hope for world solutions by using the methods of nonviolence, the basis for being nonviolent has to be ...

Spirituality is God-given
On Dec. 16, an article described changes in the term spirituality (“Living a spiritual life”). The dictionary describes “spirit'' as the “vital animating essence of a person ... a supernatural being ... the soul.'' In the article, Lancaster Theological ...

Elite Daily

3 Signs You Could Be Using Spirituality To Avoid Reality & How To Check Back In
Elite Daily
I make a living writing articles about astrology, spirituality, crystal healing, meditation, affirmations, and tarot cards, so I'll be the first to admit that I came to learn about these healing techniques during the most difficult time periods of my ...

Google News

The S Word

We all sin. To avoid using the "s" word, we... Read More

It Took a Banker to Show Me What Jesus Was Talking About

On January 13th 1982 an Air Florida flight crashed off... Read More

Remote Viewing - Making Light of the Dark

Even Pandora and her box come in two versions. In... Read More

The Subconscious Mind: A Tool For Success

As a Coach and Psychotherapist I have found that the... Read More

What Is Wrong With Being Common?

The Emmaus Journal What is Wrong With Being Common? This... Read More

Failure Is Never As Painful As Regret!

"I would rather regret some of my failures in life... Read More

The Gnostics and Essenes

THE GNOSTICS, ESSENES AND THE 'OCCULT':Throughout this book I have... Read More

5 Steps to Passing Life Exams

An exam is a test that is given at the... Read More

A New Beginning

Sometimes showing up for life can seem like a major... Read More

Resisting Temptation - The JESUS Way

One thing that Jesus was NOT - was flashy. When... Read More

Dear Lord

As I sit here and ponder my existence my heart... Read More

Complicated is Born of a Simple Thought

(Channelled)Roy, this morning in "Roy Bits," you tried to write... Read More

Ultimate Truth:The Beginning

You decide! We are often asked to make decisions. Decision... Read More

The 17 Miracle Prayer Points that Make You Rich

Someone asked me the other day what was the most... Read More

The One Who Heals

It's late. But it's usually those words that you cannot... Read More


Shamanism is an ancient form of mysticism. Although... Read More

Is the Church a Friend to Survivors of Abuse?

After 6 years, I left an abusive relationship with an... Read More

10 Interesting Facts about Archangel Michael

1. The name Michael means, "Who is like God". In... Read More

Spirit and the Mind-Body Team

Your mind-body team is made up of your mind and... Read More

Spirituality: Enlightening Cinema

"Let me tell you why you're here. You're here because... Read More

The Power of God?s Word in Your Prayer Life

Prayer. It's the foundation of a Christian mom's life. Why?... Read More

Soulstretch: Raising the Bar on Nobility and Nicety

In the make-believe world, too, fiction and films are filled... Read More

Releasing the Yoke

When the Bible makes reference to a "yoke" it is... Read More

Ten Soul-Tending Principles for Women

Feeling restless? Is part of you calling out for change,... Read More

One More Mile

I want to share with you something that happened to... Read More