Purpose is More than Our Title

 by Lon Alderman

People often mistake their work title as an expression of their purpose.

This causes significant difficulties when their titles change, and titles change far more regularly in this age than they did in the past.  If one defines his purpose around a particular title, it can be very confusing when he no longer holds that title.

Our purpose in life is much larger than our jobs and even our careers.  Purpose is that overarching constant that we seek to fulfill throughout our lives.  Yes, we express that purpose in many jobs and these days multiple careers, but the purpose remains the same.

It has been very helpful to me to write out my purpose and to review it regularly.  This keeps me focused on what is really important.  I am including a copy of my current purpose statement to provide a concrete example.

Purpose Statement

Do you know your purpose?

If so, would you be willing to share it?


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World Prayr has chosen to be different, starting with teaching others that the pilgrimage all those who have been brought near to God are on is not one about our focusing on what we are doing, or focusing on our sin or anything we are not doing, but focusing on what Christ did in order for us to know transforming grace. We refer to this message as the gospel of grace. We then live this out as a ministry by serving others through counseling, prayer, and sound biblical teachings.

We also differ from most ministries in another key area, working to live out the message of Philippians 2:4 by aggressively promoting other ministries and churches. As a mission team, World Prayr is working to serve those who are disconnected to reconnect them, one soul at a time, to local bodies of believers.

We refer to our team as an “Ohana” made up of many nationalities spread across the globe and within the Protestant faith.

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