Finding Your Purpose

Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

This is a question I am sure we all struggle with at times; what is my purpose ... why was I born? Great questions we should all seek answers to. And because I believe I have found and am doing the very thing I was put on this planet to do - I get asked, "how?" And I wish I had all the answers, I don't, but i do believe I have AN answer that at least get you headed in the right direction; start with God!

I know, so simple, so cliche ... throwing out the "God" card. But I truly believe this to be true, I mean if God is the creator of all life (including you) I would think that He would be able to help you ... wouldn't ya think?

I used to hear preachers say, "don't ask God to bless what you are doing, do what He is blessing" and there is some insight there, but it's kinda stupid too! I mean shouldn't we WANT God's blessing on the work of our hands? I think so! And YES, of course I want to do what God wants me to do ... but I think there is some creative freedoms in there as well.

Choices! I feel that God gives us the ability to make CHOICES, rather then always direct ORDERS ... maybe I am wrong, but that seems to fit more with the God I read in the Bible.

I know for me I felt called by God to be a minister (which is what it takes to endure) but I could have chosen to do something else, and could have had a good life. (I just there are some people reading this who disagree ... if so, then leave a comment ...I'd love to hear your opinion!) Now I do believe that being a minister was my primary calling; meaning that anything else would have be secondary. And this road has brought the most fulfillment to me.

So, there you go ... my random thoughts!

Bottom Line: If you want to know what you were BORN FOR ... ask God!