Do you know your purpose in life?
We are all granted talents and passionate about certain things, but do you know why you are on this earth? Isaiah 55:11 says, ” So is my word that goes out from my mouth: it will not return to me empty but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it,” (New International Version). People confuse their gift with your purpose. Just because you are good at something that does not mean that it is your purpose in life. Your purpose is designed to give you peace; it is designed to give you the hunger to continue growing into your purpose. There is a reason why you are here, you are here to inspire others. Your purpose is to to glorify God in all that we do, including fulfilling our purpose.
What plan does God have for your life?
With your purpose, there is a plan that God already set for you when he made you. We might not know our plan at first, but God begins to reveal them to us once we discover our purpose. Jeremiah 29: 11 say, “For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future,'” (New International Version). Even your hard times are part of the plan. You cannot grow if you do not go through things. Life is a constant trial and error. The only way you can learn about yourself is trying a variety of things to see what is for you and what is not. Hebrews 11:40 say, “Since God had planned something better for us so that only together with us would they be made perfect,” (New International Version). God will tell us our purpose, but we have to seek God first to get to our plan.
Are you where you need to be at the time you need to be there?
Once you figure out your purpose and your plan are revealed, God will begin to position you. Your position may be uncomfortable, but that is where God needs you to be. If you stay in your comfort zone, you cannot grow. You have to get comfortable with being uncomfortable. Start doing things that you would not usually do and that will result in your growth. Think about a caterpillar. The caterpillar spends most of their life is just that, a caterpillar. Over time that caterpillar puts itself in an uncomfortable position over a certain amount of time. Once that caterpillar gets comfortable with being uncomfortable, it comes out of their position and becomes a butterfly. We have to be like a caterpillar. We have to understand our purpose, seek our plan, and position ourselves fulfill the plan that God has for us.
Do you pray?
Prayer is the most powerful thing that we have. Prayer gives us a chance to speak to God and form a relationship with him. This is our opportunity to tell him how we feel, what we need, and what he wants from us. We need to pray for things that will elevate us and make sure we do not have a hidden agenda in our prayer. God will grant us the desires of our heart, and all we have to do comes to him a sincere heart. Pray helps us discover our purpose, plan and put us in the position to be the person we were destined to be. Philippians 4:6-7 states, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus,” (New International Version). We have to trust God with every step that we take. To seek God first reveals our destiny in so many ways. As you go through life, remember that you need prayer to find your purpose. Purpose to seek out your plan and plan to position you for what you were called to do.