April 16, 2018

What should I do with my life? - The Wise Lark Ponders

The Wise Lark Journal Prompt

What should I do with my life?

Recently, I came across this Pinterest pin from onegoodthingbyjillee.com with 20 creative exercises for finding purpose and passion in life. I was sitting in a coffee shop waiting for a friend with time to pass. I thought, why not try out the list, starting with #1?

What I hate doing

As I was answering the question, I realized that, even though I loathe doing the things on the list, at some point I can be willing to do them if it will enable me to do the things that I love. So, I decided to make another list, this time, with things that I love doing.

What I hate doing

But remembering the Ikigai Venn Diagram, something I love is just one of the circles. My list could be lacking. Probably I'd have to make a list for the rest of the components of the Ikigai diagram. What do you think?

Ikigai Life Purpose
Photo Source: Ikigai - Finding your true purpose in life by Jeremy Andrew

I think this would be a good exercise for self-awareness that can help guide my walk in life. Afterall, as written in my favorite book in the Bible:

Now, all has been heard;
here is the conclusion of the matter:
Fear God and keep His commandments,
for this is the duty of all mankind.
For God will bring every deed into judgment,
including every hidden thing, 
whether it is good or evil.

Ecclesiastes 12:9-14

In the end, it is our duty to love our Creator and the Creation, including ourselves. No one is perfect, so no one has the right to judge our actions aside from the One who created us. Don't feel like you can live up to His standards? Don't worry! He knows our flaws, and He loves us the same. THe showed this through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. Pray and ask Him to help you figure out what to do.

After making the lists and asking God for guidance, what will I do with my life? I will start where I am, with what I have, and the opportunities I'm given, to move forward.

How about you?


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  1. Totally pinning this for later! I love that journaling idea and the venn diagram!

  2. Interesting read and it has me thinking what to do with mine and how to plan it out better.


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