Let me break this down for you so you can see how it applied to our world today.
God has placed his spirit inside of each one of us. As a helper to guide us not only through our own lives, but also to guide us to influence/impact the lives of those around us. Don’t waste time thinking you are to unknown, too broken, too sinful, or too undeserving.
Understand that you can never be too much of anything for God to use you. God has a purpose for each of us that all work towards the greater good.
If you are anything like me you struggle with walking in your purpose. You are at times lost and have not yet found your way. Don’t you worry it is all a part of the journey.
You may get lost from time to time if you aren’t really sure where you are going. It happens to everyone, even those who have discovered their purpose. Understand that trying to find your purpose is like taking the bird box challenge it s DIFFICULT.
Please note that I am not promoting taking the challenge or even steroids both are dangerous for your well-being. I just wanted to add a little joke in there before we get serious to remind you that I am just as human as you are.
Now that I have your attention let’s redirect to the moral of the post. I’ve recently learned that the best way to get on course with your purpose is to seek direction from God.
One of the easiest ways to get direction from God is to welcome him into your atmosphere through prayer then ask him to connect with you as you read his word. The bible is a great navigation system for Life. Not only that but the bible is THE word of God. The word of God shares with us how we can step into our purpose as Christians. I know what you are thinking, did she just say “our” and yes, why yes I did.
The Lord does have individual purpose for each of our lives but they are for an appointed time. Some times we wander aimlessly looking for our purpose in life not realizing that it is just not time for God to show who he has created to the world. God’s will is God’s will and there is just no arguing with that.
So what do we do in the mean time while we wait? Well if you feel it in your spirit that God has called you to serve then you have some work to do. Some christian work that is. You may ask what is christian work? Well it is exactly what Jesus describes in Matthew 6:10 to bring God’s kingdom on earth in order for it to show what is going on in heaven. That is essentially what we christians are to do. Reflect the kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven.
Isaiah gives us a little insight on what it looks like to bring God’s kingdom on earth in Isaiah Chapter 61:1. He says “The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;”.
The spirit of God will call you daily to do things that show God’s kingdom on earth. It may seem overwhelming but most of these things are found in our daily conversations.
For example the spirit will call you to speak good news to those who are in unfavorable circumstances.
To bring together the broken-hearted so they may relate to one another. Do this through the sharing of personal experiences and giving advice on how to maneuver through heart-felt pain.
To speak open and free the minds of those who are in mental captivity. Someone may have a perspective that is negative or dark and you are the one who can to purify their mind by combating their ignorance with God-given knowledge.
Lastly, to encourage those around you to break free from mental/spiritual/emotional prisons. There are so many people struggling with depression, anxiety, and all sorts of mental and emotional issues. You are there as the force of light in their darkness by offering them words of encouragement in the midst of their circumstance.
You have a role to play each day! Chances are you do some of these things unknowingly daily.
Disclaimer***** this is me trying to translate the language in modern context not necessary trying to change the word of God. I’ve learned that some times we miss receiving the word of God because we do not quite understand the context behind it. So next time you find yourself aimlessly waiting for your purpose, answer the call.