Go from wandering to focused journeying
2) Go from wandering to focused journeying
For us to live with purpose, you must first put down this life to gain life.
Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails. (Proverbs 19:21)
God has better plans for us than we can imagine and he does things, which we may not be able to understand but trust in his will. Through scripture, there are several ways we can live a purpose driven life.
For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride in possessions—is not from the Father but is from the world. And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever. (1 John 13:20-21)
Take time and reflect if you feel you desire materialistic possessions or want pride and power. It’s futile to focus on temporary pleasures because on our deathbed we can’t take anything with us. Besides more than likely, your family will be by your bedside, and they love you unconditionally, not because of what you have.
But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. (Matthew 6:33)
Now that we understand what the will of God is for our life we must look at the many promises of God when we seek first the kingdom of God.
There are over 3,000 promises of God, but I want to point out a few that relate specifically to finding your God given purpose in life so you can experience a career that aligns with your faith.
- Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.
- Romans 8:28-29: In all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose, which is to be conformed to the likeness of his Son.
- James 1:17: Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.
Take time to review some verses that apply to your life and write them down and place them in different locations. This can help you in your daily walk and serve as reminders of the many promises that comes from Jesus Christ.
Last 3) You do not find your purpose; your purpose finds you