Q&A: Mission in Life and Making a Living

Q: I was wondering if a person is supposed to figure out his specific rectification in this life. In addition to studying Torah, keeping mitzvot and getting closer to God – do we all have some specific mission we are supposed to figure out? I am wondering because I am having trouble making a living. Though I have a Master's degree, work experience, etc. I have been laid off twice due to companies' lack of profits. Am I supposed to give more charity, or make sure I am in a profession that helps people? Or is it just my pre-determined path in life?

A: Every person has a mission to accomplish in this world. In general, this mission is to spread Torah and Chassidut in one's surroundings. In our generation, one should attempt to find a source of income that is compatible with, or even the same as this mission of spreading Torah. Increase your Torah learning and charity giving, while trying to create a suitable vessel for God’s blessing.

An important lesson that we learn from Pesach Sheni is never to despair. We must always strive to create a vessel and to believe that the blessing for success is only from God, and to serve Him with joy and gratitude.

May we hear good news from you soon!

 

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