Do you ever struggle with knowing your specific purpose in life?
If you do, you’re not alone. The average person changes careers 5-7 times in their lifetime.
People just aren’t quite sure what they’re here for.
I find a lot of people wonder, Why was I born? What am I doing with my life?
Or, if you they know God has a plan for them—what is His plan? What is His specific purpose for me?
The great news is that you don’t have to wander about in life in anxiety of what may happen or what you’ll end up doing.
You can know what your purpose is!
Knowing the meaning of life
I addressed this in my first post about purpose: Finding Your God-given Purpose. I’m using that as a launch pad for this post so I can expand more.
To know our purpose in life, we first have to know the meaning of life in general.
And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.
To know God, we accept Jesus into our hearts as our Lord and Savior so we can have a relationship with Him.
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Once we establish and keep up a relationship with God—to know Him—we make Him known!
And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.
That, right there, is the meaning of life. To know God and make Him known—that’s the Great Commission.
To know your purpose in life, find out what your part in the Great Commission is and get to it!
Finding out the specifics
That’s our general purpose in life, but of course everybody wants to get right down to specifics. 😂
Got ya covered!
My dad has served in the ministry for 25 years and has traveled all over, meeting all sorts of people. He asks them this one question to help them determine what they were specifically put on the earth to do:
If money were no object, what would you do with your time?
The answer is what they were put on this earth to do.
Sure, you’d take a vacation and probably do some fun stuff. But what would you really do with your time?
If you already know—that’s your purpose!
But what if you don’t know yet?
You may not know yet. And if that’s the case you have no need to worry. Jesus actually says not to worry (Matthew 6:25-34), so don’t waste another minute!
Simply honor God with what He’s given you now.
But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.
Has He given you a gift? Use it to serve Him and advance His kingdom.
Practice. Hone your skills. Honor God. Even if it’s not what you end up doing with your entire life, it may open up doors in the future.
A man’s gift makes room for him,
And brings him before great men.
You might get through the door doing one thing and end up doing something completely different with your life—but not without going through the first door.
Jesus said if you’re faithful over little, He’ll make you ruler over much. (Matthew 25:23) Be faithful and diligent with what God has put in your hand now!
For example, I began blogging about my hobby of playing with dolls when I was nine, honoring God with it and helping others meet Jesus along the way.
Doll blogging is probably not what I’m going to do with my life, but not only was I able to serve God using what He had given me, I discovered my passion for writing—and was honing my skills the entire time!
The focus is to serve God now, whatever age you are, wherever you may be.
Because when you honor God above everything else, everything else will fall into place.
Serve Him with your life and watch Him open up doors in your future. And have no worry!
Your brilliant purpose is not going to suck. In fact, it’s going to rock.
I have zero worry about the future. Zero! As I pursue God, live my life for Him, and live by the Word of God, my life is secure and stable.
“Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”
(1 Corinthians 2:9)
I’m both confident in my calling to be a writer and excited for the plans that haven’t entered in my heart yet. Life is a thrilling adventure with Jesus in my heart and the amazing God I serve!
Know God and make Him known. As you spend time with Him, He’ll speak to you about the specifics—especially what you would do with your time if money were no object.
Until then, keep serving and honoring Him with what He’s given you now.
That’s how you find your God-given purpose. That’s how I found mine!
And you’ll never have to wander about in life or worry what the future holds. :o)
What do you think about finding one’s purpose? Do you know your specific purpose in life, or are you still pursuing God and finding that out? Would you say knowing one’s purpose is hard or easy? I love hearing from you.
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