If my sister left her six year old daughter with me without telling me how she likes her meal done, what her favorite meal is, her likes and dislikes, her favorite cartoon, her spot on subject in school, I wouldn’t know any. Only her the mother knows all these and unless she tells me, I would only be doing a guess work. In the same way, you cannot arrive at your life’s purpose by starting with a focus on yourself. You must begin with God.
Many at times we try to use Him for our own self-actualization, but that’s a reversal in nature, that leads to failure. You were made for him and not the other way round. We are not supposed to use him for our own purpose, we are to allow him use us for his own purpose.
How then do we discover our purpose? You can discover your identity and purpose through a relationship with Jesus Christ. You may say, I have read books on how people found their purpose outside Jesus and still succeeded, well, that might be true but my dearest you can succeed in reaching a goal if you put your mind to it, I mean anybody can do that 😊. But bear in mind that being successful and fulfilling your life’s purpose are not the same thing. You can reach all your personal goals, become a raving success by the world’s standard, and still miss the purpose for which God created you.
God was thinking of you long before you ever thought about him. His purpose for your life predates your conception and the purpose of your life fits into a much larger, cosmic purpose that God has designed for eternity. Rick Warren – “It’s not about finding the right career, achieving your dreams, or planning your life. It’s not how to cram more activities into an overloaded schedule. It’s about becoming what God created you to be”.
Today, put God first, clarify your values, set your goals and allow him direct you.