How can I find a feeling of purpose?

Originally appeared online in the teen series: Q&A - April 22, 2020

Q: How can I find a feeling of purpose when nothing’s going on? 

A: I understand the way you’re feeling. Once, I was visiting family on a farm in South Africa—far away from home. It was beautiful there, but I started to feel adrift after a couple weeks, because I just wasn’t sure what else to do besides walk around the farm. I tried helping out with some of the day-to-day work, but it was clear I wasn’t really needed. I wanted to feel valuable and purposeful, but I just wasn’t getting that.

NEXT IN THIS ISSUE
Testimony of Healing
Family freed from contagion
July 6, 2020
Contents

We'd love to hear from you!

Easily submit your testimonies, articles, and poems online.

Submit