I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, – Ephesians 1:18
We’ve been talking about discovering your purpose for two weeks, but it’s easy to still feel like you don’t know what your purpose is. That’s ok. Honestly, it is! Discovering purpose is a process and it’s not going to happen in two weeks.
In your journey to discover your purpose, be patient and let God help lead and guide you.
Find some things you’re interested in. Take a cooking class. Sign up for drum lessons. Explore your interests. As you do, you’ll discover some things you like and others you don’t.
Try things. Be willing to make mistakes. As you explore your interests, you’ll start on a path to discover your purpose.
Talk About Strengths
When you find an area of strength in your life, talk about it. Speak to your parents and close friends and see what they think. Ask them if they too think it’s a strength.
Discover strengths and you are one step closer to discovering your purpose. Cultivate those strengths and as you do, you’ll be surprised at the growth that will happen.
Develop Your Relationship With God
As you get to know God, He will show you the steps to take in your life. Every time you pray, thank God for helping you discover your purpose. Thank Him that the right friends and advisors are coming into your life.
Ask Him to show you the next step to take. As you seek God more and more you desire His plan and purpose for your life.
Be realistic about who you are and what you can accomplish. You might not be amazing at baseball. So don’t try to join the major leagues. Instead, be realistic and honest about your strengths and weaknesses.
Don’t be upset because you’re not like someone else. Instead, thank God for your strengths and make decisions about your purpose that line up with your strengths.
Your journey to finding your purpose will take some time, but with God’s help, you can do it!
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Check out these devotions to help you discover purpose
- Day 6 – Fulfilling Your Purpose Takes Grit
In life, there are going to be circumstances and situations that come against you that will cause you to doubt your purpose. To accomplish the plans God has for your life will require you to stand firm in your purpose.
- Day 7 – Purpose is Best Grown In Community
If you want to grow and discover your purpose, one of the best ways to do it is to find a good church community.
- Day 8 – Purpose Can Be Cultivated
If you want to be good at something, you’ve got to cultivate it. The same is true with your purpose. If you’re going to really be good at something or achieve something you’ve got to cultivate it.
- Day 9 – Purpose is Powerful
As you get to know God better and spend time in the Bible, your desires begin to line up with His. Time reading the Bible and praying is never wasted. The more time you spend with God, the more He begins to reveal your purpose.
- Day 10 – Discovering Purpose is a Process
Discovering purpose is a process and it’s not going to happen in two weeks. In your journey to discover your purpose, be patient and let God help lead and guide you.