Change in Pursuit
If you've ever read Rick Warren's Purpose Driven Life or heard the late Myles Munroe's teaching on purpose, you'll better understand the differences between purpose and pursuit. Oftentimes, we use the word purpose when we mean to say pursuit. What then is the difference?
Your purpose is what you were created for. Your purpose is beyond your control; it isn't something you can alter. Your purpose in life never changes! Your reason for existence always remains the same. You were created to fulfill a need, and until that need is met, your purpose has not yet been fulfilled. Your entire life is how long it'll take to fulfill that purpose (so don't rush – life isn't a rat race). What may change throughout your life is your pursuit, not your purpose.
Not too many people discover their purpose in life, much less discover it at an early age. Many of us live for many years before discovering what we are created for. We spend years "pursuing" what we believe is the reason why we are created. You can be an excellent neurosurgeon and completely miss your purpose in life, which may be in education.
If you've spent time chasing material things versus living a purpose driven life, you need a change in pursuit. However, we need to first identify our purpose in life, and then can we change our pursuit. The Bible says that in all your getting, get understand; that will help us fulfill our purpose in life. Find your purpose and pursue it with a passion! Best wishes, L.B