Living Every Day with God
What is your life purpose?
In last week’s Everyday Living with God, we talked about purpose! Some of the signs that led me to understand I was living a life without purpose was my excessive shopping and eating. My negativity and my overall internal feeling of emptiness. During my coaching sessions with others, people have shared with me that they felt frustrated but couldn’t tell you what from or they felt numb. Almost like they had no emotions to express. I’ve also had the personal experience of family members who chose to numb themselves through drugs and alcohol because they craved a feeling of purpose but just didn’t know how to find it.
Let’s see what God’s Word has to say about your purpose.
Last week we started to chat about the spiritual gifts God bestows upon us. Have you given some thought to your gifts? Have you asked God to highlight your gifts for you? Are you gifted with the sound of a beautiful voice; with the ability and passion to play an instrument; for listening…do your friends comment that you’re the one they always call when they need sound advice? Give some thought to the gifts you’ve been given and use them. Use them on others. You may not make a living using your gifts (not yet at least) but use them for the benefit of others and see what happens. (Mark 6:30-44) “What may seem to you like a small contribution or a small act, can become an enormous blessing when you put it in God’s hands.”
Ask God for the wisdom to find and claim your purpose. James 1:5 says “If any of you is deficient in wisdom, let him ask of the giving God (Who gives) to everyone liberally and ungrudgingly, without reproaching or faultfinding, and it will be given him.” If you are seeking to know (wisdom) about something, just ask God. I love to first pray to God by giving thanks and then asking for help with the question at hand. After I pray, I enjoy meditating for a few moments with scripture. I’ll repeat the scripture over and over in my mind and then just sit quietly, letting God’s grace over come me. Pay attention though! Pay attention to feelings and ideas that suddenly pop up in your mind and heart. Sometimes you’ll hear the same word repeated by several different people. These are all ways God can communicate with us. He’s always willing to communicate, it’s us He is waiting on.
What else can you do to find your purpose?
Dig into God’s Word. When I was searching for my own purpose, my own path, I didn’t find any specific verses that told me a specific career I should pursue; however I did find this: God wants us to seek Him, know Him and love Him. What if you made that your purpose? (Matthew 6:33) “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” Or 1 Chronicles 16:11 “Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always.” What if your first step in finding your purpose was to make seeking God your purpose? In my living every day with God, I always seek Him. I say good morning and thank you for this day; I ask for a safe drive to get the boys to school; I ask Him to use me to serve others; I ask Him for advice; I ask him to help me get through my workouts; I praise Him; I constantly give him thanks….I seek Him. Open up your day to God! Amazing transformations will take place in your life.
Until next time!
Please write in a comment and share with me how your discovery of your purpose is going!