How are you currently living your life? Are you walking in God’s purpose for your life? Are you moving in the direction God has purposed for you? Do you know God wants more for you than you want for yourself?
Maybe you know you’re currently not walking in purpose, but are trying to figure out what your purpose is. So how do you find out what you’re supposed to be doing?
Discovering your purpose requires spending time with God. Many times, we want to run to other people so they can tell us what we should be doing with our lives, but we often fail to go to our creator. Who better to know what the purpose of something is than the person who created it? A creator knows the ins and out of the product they create. The creator knows hidden features that someone else may never discover. The creator can tell you every function and capability of their product. When we turn to God, we are going to the creator and asking him what his intended use for us is. Jeremiah1:5 is an example of God telling his creation, Jeremiah, the intended purpose of his life.
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”
As we go to God, he will reveal what his purpose for us is. God revealed my purpose to me through the leading of the Holy Spirit. It wasn’t an audible voice, or an Aha! moment. It was the Spirit leading me in that direction as I spent more time with God. God can reveal what his purpose for you is in different ways. He can do it through the bible, a person, prayer or some other way.
Regardless, we do not need to wait to hear from God to start walking in our purpose. We know we are called to love and serve one another, so we can look for opportunities to love people at any given time. It can be in our workplace, gym, school, or wherever we find ourselves. There is so much God wants to use us for and it doesn’t always have to be something drastic. But we need to make sure we are tuned into the Holy Spirit to hear from God, so we are ready whenever he has more to share with us about our purpose, or he changes what we’re supposed to be doing based on the season in life that we’re in. We stay aligned with the Holy Spirit by consistently spending time reading our bibles and praying.
When we hear what God has for us, we have to make sure we’re obedient to that word. Being obedient can be the most difficult part – sometimes it might mean moving to a new place, a new level of discipline, letting go of some relationships and much more.
But when we look back over our lives who do we want to be? Do we want to be people that pushed past our current circumstances and situations to be everything God has called us to be or one of those people they talk about when they say the richest place on earth is the graveyard due to dreams that were never fulfilled dreams?