I've found that living my way into my passion and purpose has been a process and a journey, not a single "aha" moment. I do have those, but I usually think that certain "aha's" are going to take me to a certain destination, and I end up in another place entirely.
Most people who know me would find it hard to believe that I ever worried about my "purpose". I'm living that purpose passionately now, but rather than having encountered a single purpose-defining moment, the discovery of that purpose has been more of a winding, baffling, nonsensical yet brilliantly perfect journey.
In my young life I decided I was going to buy a liquor store, because I knew I could make money. I later abandoned that idea when I became a Christian. I went on to study broadcast communications and later helped start a Christian radio station. I also had a strong interest in theology. I soon went to Bible College and got my degree in Biblical Theology. From there I went back into broadcasting again and helped start another Christian radio station. Later, I came on staff at a church as an executive pastor. I went on to start a new church as a senior pastor. I eventually left and now I’m involved in streaming video taking a position as church online pastor
There's one thing I can always bet on, though: that unexpected destination turns out to be far better for me than the original one I might have planned. It may not always come in an appealing package, but it's always good for my development and my life.
No matter what turns your road takes, remember to watch for the gifts that await you at each intersection, bend and look-out. Enjoy your journey to purpose.