I would venture to say you answered “YES” to every one of those questions. We’ve all felt that way at one time or another. We’ve all had down days and wondered, “is this my purpose in life?”
So let me as you a really important questions. This could change everything for you.
Are you living out your purpose?
In other words, are you doing what you were meant to do on this planet earth? Do you have joy over all that you are doing… even when you have “down days”? If you aren’t sure, then maybe it’s time to find out… OR maybe it’s time for a course correction. Are you open to be challenged in your thinking?
Here’s the thing… when we are fulfilling our life’s purpose, there is joy on the down days… peace on the frustrating days… even a love for “doing” on the days when you just want to give up. Why? Because even in the midst of the emotions, you know that you know that you KNOW that this is what you were meant to do.
Yes, it’s a rough day… but it’s still what you were meant to do. It’s so much easier to “press through” during hard times when your purpose is clear. When you know why you are doing what you are doing.
How do you find out your purpose?
The short answer is, ask God to reveal it to you. He is faithful and WILL reveal it to you.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plants to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 NIV
God has a great plan and purpose for you AND He wants you to know MORE than you want to know. He’s not hiding His purpose from you… but He may be waiting for you to want it badly enough that you’re willing to seek Him for it. He may be waiting for you to be willing to lay down what you want to seek Him on what He wants. Ouch! I know that one stings a bit. I’m writing this after having experienced it recently myself!
Trust me when I say, what God wants for your life is so much better than what you want for your life.
I tried “my way” for years… and I fell flat doing “my way” for years. When I finally realized that God had a better path for me than what I could come up with on my own, it changed everything in the blink of an eye. Literally. There’s so much peace when you lay down your own wants and desires and embrace His.
Do you want to know your purpose?
Not sure yet? Well… you could keep going as you are and hope you’re doing it already… OR you could keep trying “thing after thing” with the hopes in time you will find something that fits… OR
You could ask God. 🙂 He’s the shortcut to figuring this out. He already knows the answer. Instead of wasting days, weeks, months or even years trying to figure it out on your own, why not ask the One who already knows? Why take the long way around the mountain when you know the One Who can show you the way RIGHT THROUGH IT!!!
When you are fulfilling your purpose and seeking God while doing it, you WILL have success! You can’t lose with God. He’s the perfect “win win” scenario.
So… are you ready to win?
Now you might be thinking… I’m already DOING my purpose! That’s GREAT! So let me ask you this, are you doing it the way HE wants you to do it? Are you succeeding in it? Are you having success and prosperity? Are you in a constant forward motion even if you have the occasional set back? Yes? Praise God!!!
No? Then go back to the short answer… ask God! He will reveal to you what your next step is.
Whether it is in business, life, ministry or anything we set our hand to “do”, God wants to lead us. Our choice is to lead ourselves (and continue to struggle), or let Him lead (and begin to experience true fulfillment)!
What will you choose? He’s so much better at leading than you and I are. 🙂
Let us know if we can help you discover your purpose or take you to the next level IN your purpose! We’re here for YOU!
Looking forward to your future and all that you will accomplish!!!