Just finished reading 1 Corinthians, it contains a lot of guidance for the church, with the infamous part about women and their hair, marriage and Paul not taking money from the churches (although he says others that work the Gospel among them should).
But also the verse about looking into a mirror dimly at the moment, what love is like and praying in tongues. The verse I like a lot says; “So I don’t run aimlessly; I do not box as one beating the air” (1 Co 9v26).
That is what I pursue, that in all my endeavors, spiritual and not so spiritual, that I won’t do anything for no reason but that I will live a life full of purpose and focus. It’s difficult sometimes because God doesn’t always show you why you must do what He puts in front of you, but then your trust must be focused on Him. You will automatically satisfied in what you do.
Purpose is not found in pursuits but in a man, Jesus. Relationship, regular conversation with Him, will strengthen your soul to become more sensitive to His direction in your life and you will have the satisfying feeling of knowing that as long as I tread in the footsteps of this Man, all my labor is not in vain (1 Co 15v58).