As any competent, professional motivational speaker or personal executive coach knows, the most difficult thing is to find the key in someone that turns an individual from mere mental understanding to actually changing the way they think and behave. The conceptual is indeed Square One. However, many times, Square Two-genuine action- seldom happens, and if it does, it's short-lived. We humans are hard to change. Our fallen, insecure nature resists it. As the script-writer of the film Godfather III noted, "Forgiveness is not the critical issue; it's change."
Your decision about Jesus Christ is the single most important decision that you will ever make. It will determine whether you will experience a life filled with purpose, or purposelessness. Why do we say that? Well, consider the following statements from the Bible. In John 14:6, Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth and the life. No man comes to the Father but by Me," and the Apostle John declared, "God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life" (John 3:16). If it's true that Jesus and what He did for us on the cross is the only way to the Heavenly Father and eternal life, it makes your response to Jesus Christ something that will impact your life for eternity.
I will give you the treasures of darkness, riches stored in secret places, so that you may know that I am the Lord, the God of Israel, who summons you by name. -- Isaiah 45:3
Many times, the way God calls us into His purpose for our work life is through a hardship of some kind. In other words, He "breaks" our staff, or our vocation. The purpose of the breaking is not to destroy us, but to bring us to a place of willingness to lay down our vocations so that God can use them. The breaking prepares our heart for the new calling.
For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
If you are going to discover how God wants to use your life and work, you must know why you were created. If you start trying to determine your purpose in life before understanding why you were created, you will inevitably get hung up on the things you do as the basis for fulfillment in your life, which will only lead to frustration and disappointment.