Discovering God’s Purpose for Our Lives
Everyone has a purpose, a calling, and an assignment. And one of my visions as a mother and minister of the gospel is to help young people discover their callings on time because the age at which we identify our destiny assignments will determine how much of these assignments we can carry out as God intended.
Secondly, there are conditions attached to these assignments, and knowing well ahead of time the “dos and donts” of our various callings will help us navigate our different seasons with wisdom.
Now, our destiny assignments will often seek expression, and this would explain why we may sometimes become restless, particularly when we haven’t discerned God’s purpose for our lives. We feel there’s more, a lot more, except we don’t know precisely what.
Sadly, this is why many young people are leaving the church.
Unfortunately, this desire for “more” can’t be shaken off because it’s divine, and that’s why we must discern what we’ve been called to do on time.
But some people have had these nudges misinterpreted, only to end up further and farther away from God’s purpose for their lives.
It’s pretty easy, of course, to confuse our natural ability with our callings. And while our natural ability may play an essential part in our career choices, it’s not always the same with our callings.
Everyone has a book with God, and in it are the exact details of what we’re expected to accomplish on earth.
Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. Psalm 139:16 (NIV).
This is why we must discover our purpose, so we’re not running someone else’s race; plus, our safety as believers in Christ Jesus is in adhering to and staying within the confines of our purpose.
And suppose you’re naturally gifted in the area of your calling. In that case, you’ll need to consciously submit your natural ability to the leading of the Holy Spirit, lest you offer a service to God in the flesh, which sadly attracts no reward.
Therefore, stay humble and remain teachable so that God can guide you in judgment and teach you His ways.
The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way. Psalm 25:9 (KJV).