How do I know what my purpose should look like in daily life? 2 Peter 1:5-10 has some great suggestions. The passage shows us three clear guidelines to help us refine our character and sense of meaning on a daily level. ‘Character’ can be understood as a combination of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. First, we should daily read the Bible. Reading the Bible directs our thoughts. Next, we should pray daily. Prayer directs our feelings. Last, we should strive to love those around us every day. A motivation of love helps to direct our actions.