When we find our true purpose, life becomes beautiful. It is therefore important to know ourselves better if we are to know our purpose. I am reminded by the conversation of Jesus and the blind Bartimaeus (Mark 10:46-52), Jesus asked, “What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus knew he was blind, and the first thing he would have thought was that Bartimaeus would have loved to see again. But Jesus goes beyond physical needs; he looks at the heart. “What is your hearts desire?” When we know ourselves, we will know what we really desire and then we find purpose in life.
Most of the time, when confronted with this question, we actually don’t know. So it is important that we befriend ourselves, look intently and then gaze towards Jesus and say with confidence like Bartimaus, “I want to see!”
What is it that you really desire?