What’s your greatest challenge/difficulty in life? That just might be why you exist;
According to Torah tradition the challenges which we consistently face, the difficulties which don’t seem to just go away, which we seem to fail when we face, over and over… specifically, these, are the reason we exist, why our souls came to this world. It is to face adversity and challenges and become who we truly are, a great person. This is called a Tikun / Rectification. So, next time (because, you know it will come:) a challenge arises; stop for a second and think, perhaps this is a message from G-d himself, showing his confidence in you. Perhaps, by handling this challenge the best I can, I get a step closer to reaching my Tikun.
BY RABBI SWIATYCKI, ETZ CHAIM BALTIMORE