Posts Tagged ‘your purpose’
Life is so intriguing?!?!?!
Have you ever felt like you wanted to do so much more with your life and you know for sure for sure that what you are doing is just not that??!??! Yea, that’s where I’m at right about now…lol.
Right now, I have this thing going on with me where I have a feeling like I want to do something so significant with my life and I have no idea how to do it. I almost don’t even know what exactly it is I want to do, but the way I have been feeling lately, and for some time, lets me know that what I am doing right now, is nowhere near what I feel God has planned for me because I keep coming back to this feeling no matter what I do. I know that I can do anything I put my mind to, and through Christ that strengthens me, and if I can see the vision I can begin to live it, but for some reason I cannot begin to figure out how to get from where I am to where I see myself being in this vision I have seen for my life. Are you still with me…lol? I hope I am not losing any of you.
When I think of God, I see things and can believe things so significant I can’t even begin to grasp it. I truly think in ways that totally take all limits off God and find it hard to accept anything less, so when I see my life operating in what I feel is “less” then God’s glory, I feel like this can’t be it! This cannot be God’s life for me. The things I see myself doing are just soo great, so awesome, and I know this is a life pleasing to God, but I have no idea how to accomplish such great things. I see myself helping people in life changing ways and I have always wanted to help people, but I can’t see how exactly I am helping people in this vision I have. I see myself being someone that people can go to to talk and consult with for motivation and inspiration because of things I have done in my own life that they can relate to. I love to motivate people, I love to help and teach people, and I love to just fellowship with people. I know I can be at a place like this, but I have no idea what I would be doing, where to begin, or how to get there. It’s crazy because I see the end goal, but just don’t know how to get there!!! Are any of you with me on this?
So of course to add to all this, all the sermons and teaching I have been hearing lately between my church, 590AM, and Power 1410AM all circle around this topic of living a life of significance and not letting your passion go to waste because of fear, doubt, or risk. Then in my young adults ministry at church we talked further around this topic in terms of surrendering things in your life to God and transformation. The question we were asked was, “What aspects of your life do you feel God is really asking you to surrender?” As we began to talk and discuss the topics other questions came up that lead to my understanding that I must deepen my relationship with the Lord and really get to know him and listen to his voice in order to move forward. I can do this through prayer, reading, and fasting.
Seems easy enough right?!?! Well, as the group began to discuss this further we began to get into how many of us have had relationships with the Lord for some time and how sometimes many things we feel we are lead to do may be our good idea verses a God idea and how do we know the difference. I guess the answer to this would be the same as far as spending more time get to know the Lord and to listen to His voice. This way we are not lead into confusion with whether our ideas are our own or God’s. My ministry leader spoke to us saying that a God idea is one that God keeps reinforcing and revealing to you! Those are the ideas that we must be in prayer about because if we have doubt about what God is speaking to us, we could miss our opportunity to do a good work for him. Once we get to a place that we can hear and have faith in the things he is telling us to do, he will reveal the next step to us.
Awesome, so I have a good understanding of what I need to do and feel I have been doing this, so why do I keep coming back to this place. Some other people in the group and myself were beginning to discuss that if we have had a relationship with the Lord for some time, how do we know what we are doing is right? If we have been praying, fasting, reading, serving, and giving the Lord our time why are we still not hearing Him? Are we doing something wrong? Is there something we are missing? Maybe we know how to read and pray, but don’t fully understand how to listen. This is why many of us end up in the same place spiritually…as though we go through the years and do not really grow or feel like we are walking in God’s plan for our life.
This is a BIG topic!!! Let’s begin our discussion here! Can we make our vision or dream a reality? How do we get from where we are now to our vision that we see God is showing us? I want to hear what you all have to say concerning this and what are some things that we can do to help us overcome and begin surrendering ourselves, letting transformation occur, and walking in our God Plan for our lives.
Here are some of the scriptures referenced from the various talks and sermons I’ve heard:
Please share any other scriptures in your comments that you think can contribute to our learning and understanding!