Lots of people in today’s world are confused at to what the word “purpose” means for their lives.
They’ve grown up to hear almost everyone saying that they have to find their purpose on earth and they really want to do so… their hearts are stirred to know what their God-given assignments are but they just can’t seem to hit the mark…
The ever elusive mark of “this and that is what I am meant to do on earth!”
My book “10 Steps To Walking In Purpose” deals with a whole lot of steps to take if you want to find and walk in your God-given purpose and I am not going to take us back into that realm.
Simply follow the instructions to win a free e-copy for yourself (instructions were shared on last week’s post here) or purchase the book here and here.
Today I want to speak/write on a general loophole that people trying to find their purpose create… a loophole that just might be the reason why they can’t hit the spot on what they are meant to do on earth.
Some of us at least have an inkling on what we are meant to do on earth and this post isn’t for you.
This post is for that lost soul through and through who has almost given up on hearing God speak to them about their purpose.
The simple answer to your confusion is to stay fixed in Jesus.
It seems to be an ordinary answer right?
It would surprise you as to the number of persons who get up from the bed in the morning and simply have no time for fellowship with God.
They pray while they have their bath, or pray while they are on their way to work…
Nobody tells anyone something worthy of note when the person they are talking to is perpetually busy…
You don’t tell your heavy stuff to friends who don’t have the time of the day for you.
You sit, take a cup of coffee/some snacks while you leisurely communicate your heart to a trusted friend… and it’s the same thing with God.
Too many persons are not ready to put in the time/work that it takes to getting Him to speak to us on His plans for our lives.
God may not tell you what your purpose is in Him the first day you ask Him… most times, it is as you spend time with God, just loving up on Him and praying/communicating with Him that He reveals His heart concerning you to you.
You don’t have to get anxious about finding your purpose…
I believe that maybe David thought all he was meant to do was to tend sheeps till the day Samuel arrived with an anointing oil to annoint him king over Israel.
What God saw was David’s heart for Him even while he was a shepherd and when the time came to reveal His plan to David, He opened up to him and David was well disposed to receive the word because he was in place with God – burrowing deep into God’s heart even in the bush.
Let this be said of you too.
Don’t get too anxious about finding purpose… stay where God has placed you, with you just actively pursuing after His heart… and when He speaks concerning you, you’ll be better disposed to receive His words.
Remember that you cannot find purpose outside of the creator (step one in my book) and so this aspect of coming into deeper relationship/fellowship with the one who created you with purpose is indispensable.
Stop the worries.
Get the link between the creaor of purpose and yourself right and deep and every other thing will follow.
I look forward to seeing you find and walk in your God-given purpose on earth.
Nothing else beats the joy this gives, and I pray you experience it in Jesus name, amen.
Till our next post on the Help Me To Walk In Purpose series,
P.P.S: Finally! My interview on radio will be up today…
Tune in for my interview on www.wigradio.comÂ and I hope that aside from you hearing my warri tongued voice, you’ll glean insights on walking in purpose, living purposeful lives as youths, how to make a difference with your NYSC year (my upcoming third book) and how to walk in your dreams without waiting for manna from heaven 🙂
Tune in at www.wigradio.com at 10:30am and inspire someone by sharing!
And have an ama-mazing week ahead!