Where purpose is not known, abuse is inevitable. Abuse is simply the misuse or abnormal use of a thing. It’s easy to abuse people and even ourselves when we assign them a role or take on one for ourselves that God never intended for us.
The cemeteries are filled with the potential of those who’ve lived life without the right end game in mind. Which is why the Bible says, “that without a vision the people perish”. In order for us to understand and know our purpose, we must first know and understand who we are.
Who we are is a question that can only be answered by first knowing where we came from. If you try to figure out where you’re from using your ethnic history, you’ll end up getting lost. The only person who can explain and define the purpose of a thing is the one who created it. So if you’re trying to figure out who you are and what you were created for, start with God. That’s the only way you can maximize your life’s potential.