“God, I just want to do something for you,” I cried from a sincere heart. I longed for a God-given purpose, one for which I could passionately live. I wanted to know what Gods intentions were with me and what he had in store for my life. Why, did it appear that God was holding back from me? Why, did it feel like I had no purpose, when I desired one so strongly?
Maybe, you are as I was and you know you want something, but you just do not know what that would be. You know something is not in place, but for the life of you, you cannot figure out what would make things right.
God has a plan for you and he is not hiding it from you. It is not a secret! You read correctly, He never meant for His design for your life, to be a secret. He has never hid it from you. It is there before your eyes. You just cannot see it now. He will reveal it in His own time and his own way.
Here are 4 tips that will help you in this time of searching.
1. Keep doing what you know to do.
Do the things you know to do right now. Like take care of your daily responsibilities, family, home, and work. You have a ministry in your daily work even if it feels insignificant.
You may not feel like you have it all together today, but that is ok. There is a beauty in the process.
2. Do not give up.
Continue to ask God to show you your God-given purpose. Do not give up because it is not coming easy. Hold out and enjoy the journey.
3. Look at your interests.
Explore areas in which you are interested. Learn all you can. Begin by reading, studying, or participating in areas that concern you. Our purpose usually flows from our interests or concerns.
4. Do not commit too early.
I have to take this point to heart. I really like good ideas and can impulsively jump at a good chance, when it would be best to wait. Sometimes, the best action plan is to take time to have the idea assimilate in your mind. Continue to think and plan until you own it for yourself and know that it came from God. Waiting is better than rushing ahead of God.
These tips may not bring all the answers to your inner struggle, but they can help you relax, wait, and receive the most benefit from the journey.
Question for you to answer: If you could do anything for God, what would you do? Comment below